About the Project

The aim of the open-access electronic Corpus of Urartian Texts (eCUT) Project, a sub-project of the Munich Open-access Cuneiform Corpus Initiative (MOCCI), is to provide in a single place easily accessible editions of all known Urartian texts. The texts are given in transliterations with annotations (lemmatizations) of individual words, English translations, and a glossary based on the lemmatizations. In this way, eCUT is intended to facilitate research on Urartian language, history, and culture and to make the corpus of Urartian texts known to a broader public. In addition to the text editions, further information on Urartu and the Urartians is provided on the portal pages.

The text editions are based on Mirjo Salvini's Corpus dei testi urartei I–V, which, to date, is by far the most comprehensive and most recent scholarly treatment of Urartian texts. This five-volume set is the culmination of Salvini's lifetime of research on the inscribed Urartian objects studied both in the field and in museum collections around the world.

For eCUT, Birgit Christiansen adapted, revised, lemmatized, and translated into English the editions of CTU. This work was carried out for the Munich Open-access Cuneiform Corpus Initiative (MOCCI), with funding provided by the Alexander von Humboldt Foundation (through the establishment of the Alexander von Humboldt Chair for Ancient History of the Near and Middle East [http://www.ag.geschichte.uni-muenchen.de/lehrstuehle/ls_radner/index.html]) and Ludwig-Maximilians-Universität München (Historisches Seminar - Abteilung Alte Geschichte). Work on eCUT was greatly facilitated by Professor Dr. Mirjo Salvini, who not only kindly shared electronic files of his CTU volumes with us but also served as the project's principal advisor. It is thanks to his generosity that we were able to quickly and effectively adapt the CUT I–V, the magnus opus of his long scholarly career.

The project began in late 2016 and will be funded until July 2020.

Project team

eCUT Editor

  • Birgit Christiansen [http://www.ag.geschichte.uni-muenchen.de/personen/mitarbeiter/christiansen/index.html] (Wissenschaftliche Mitarbeiterin der Alexander von Humboldt-Lehrstuhl für die Alte Geschichte des Nahen und Mittleren Ostens, Historisches Seminar – Abteilung Alte Geschichte, and Privatdozentin at the Institut für Assyriologie und Hethitologie, Ludwig-Maximilians-Universität München)
  • Principal advisor and cooperation partner

  • Mirjo Salvini [http://independent.academia.edu/MirjoSalvini] (Former Director, Istituto di Studi sulle Civiltà dell'Egeo e del Vicino Oriente, CNR, Roma): Principal advisor and cooperation partner of the project
  • Further contributors and cooperation partners

  • Roberto Dan [https://ismeo.academia.edu/RobertoDan] (International Association of Mediterranean and Oriental Studies (ISMEO)/Tuscia University): Advisor and contributor of maps and archaeological data
  • Stephan Kroll [https://lmu-munich.academia.edu/StephanKroll] (Emeritus of Ancient Near Eastern Archaeology at the Ludwig-Maximilians-Universität München): Advisor and contributor of archaeological data and photographs
  • OIMEA Editorial Board

    OIMEA Advisory Committee

    Sponsors

    This website was created as part of the research project Official Inscriptions of the Middle East in Antiquity (OIMEA), whose funding is provided by LMU Munich and the Alexander von Humboldt Foundation (through the establishment of the Alexander von Humboldt Chair for Ancient History of the Near and Middle East [http://www.ag.geschichte.uni-muenchen.de/lehrstuehle/ls_radner/index.html]) and Ludwig-Maximilians-Universität München (Historisches Seminar - Abteilung Alte Geschichte).

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    Birgit Christiansen

    Birgit Christiansen, 'About the Project', Electronic Corpus of Urartian Texts (eCUT) Project, The eCUT Project, a sub-project of MOCCI, 2021 [http://oracc.museum.upenn.edu/ecut/abouttheproject/]

     
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