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An accessible look at the world's oldest writing system: cuneiform. <br> <br> Originating in ancient Mesopotamia, cuneiform script on tablets of clay is, as far as we know, the oldest form of writing in the world. <br> <br> This new book brings the world in which the cuneiform was written to life for the non- expert reader and covers the origins, development and eventual demise of the script. <br> <br> Richly illustrated with a wealth of fresh examples ranging from elementary school exercises to revealing private letters or beautifully calligraphic literature for the royal library, we meet people that aren't so very different from ourselves. <br> <br> For the first time cuneiform tablets and their messages are not remote and inaccessible, but wonderfully human documents that resonate today. <br> <br> <strong> Authors</strong> <br> <br> <strong>Irving Finkel</strong> and <strong>Jonathan Taylor</strong> are curators of the world's largest collection of cuneiform tablets at the British Museum. The treasures in their care number over 130,000 examples of cuneiform writing and cover more than 3,000 years of human experience.

An accessible introduction to cuneiform; the world’s oldest writing system.

Cuneiform is an ancient Mesopotamian alphabet, which was often used to inscribe clay tablets. This new book brings to life the world in which cuneiform was written for the novice reader, and covers the origins, development and eventual demise of the script.

The British Museum houses a collection of over 130,000 cuneiform tablets covering more than 3,000 years of human experience.

Cuneiform is richly illustrated with a wealth of fresh examples ranging from elementary school exercises to revealing private letters, and beautiful calligraphic literature for the Royal Library. For the first time, cuneiform tablets and their messages are no longer remote and inaccessible, but wonderfully human records that resonate today.

  • Product Code: CMC11889
  • Product Weight: 0.3kg
  • Author: Irving Finkel and Jonathan Taylor
  • Pages: 112 pages
  • Format: Paperback
  • T.P: 5.99
  • Dimensions: H21 x L15cm
  • Illustrations: 30 colour illustrations
  • Postage Weight: 0.85 Kg

An accessible look at the world's oldest writing system: cuneiform. <br> <br> Originating in ancient Mesopotamia, cuneiform script on tablets of clay is, as far as we know, the oldest form of writing in the world. <br> <br> This new book brings the world in which the cuneiform was written to life for the non- expert reader and covers the origins, development and eventual demise of the script. <br> <br> Richly illustrated with a wealth of fresh examples ranging from elementary school exercises to revealing private letters or beautifully calligraphic literature for the royal library, we meet people that aren't so very different from ourselves. <br> <br> For the first time cuneiform tablets and their messages are not remote and inaccessible, but wonderfully human documents that resonate today. <br> <br> <strong> Authors</strong> <br> <br> <strong>Irving Finkel</strong> and <strong>Jonathan Taylor</strong> are curators of the world's largest collection of cuneiform tablets at the British Museum. The treasures in their care number over 130,000 examples of cuneiform writing and cover more than 3,000 years of human experience.

An accessible introduction to cuneiform; the world’s oldest writing system.

Cuneiform is an ancient Mesopotamian alphabet, which was often used to inscribe clay tablets. This new book brings to life the world in which cuneiform was written for the novice reader, and covers the origins, development and eventual demise of the script.

The British Museum houses a collection of over 130,000 cuneiform tablets covering more than 3,000 years of human experience.

Cuneiform is richly illustrated with a wealth of fresh examples ranging from elementary school exercises to revealing private letters, and beautiful calligraphic literature for the Royal Library. For the first time, cuneiform tablets and their messages are no longer remote and inaccessible, but wonderfully human records that resonate today.

  • Product Code: CMC11889
  • Product Weight: 0.3kg
  • Author: Irving Finkel and Jonathan Taylor
  • Pages: 112 pages
  • Format: Paperback
  • T.P: 5.99
  • Dimensions: H21 x L15cm
  • Illustrations: 30 colour illustrations
  • Postage Weight: 0.85 Kg
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