Babylonian Historical-Literary Texts

By A.K. Grayson

© 1975

Early Assyriologists were lured to Babylonian studies by the light which cuneiform text shed on ancient history and the Bible, and for later scholars this is still the attraction. The Age of Discovery is not past, and one can still read literature that has been unseen by the eyes of man for millennia. There are myriads of tablets lying in the ancient ruins of Iraq, Iran, Syria, and Turkey, waiting for the excavator's spade; in museums there are quantities of inscriptions that have not yet been made public.

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  • Page Count: 128 pages
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This volume deals with a group of cuneiform tablet inscriptions, transliterated and translated, which are in the British Museum and belong to a type of literature which has hitherto been very little known.

Babylonian Historical-Literary Texts

By A.K. Grayson

© 1975

Early Assyriologists were lured to Babylonian studies by the light which cuneiform text shed on ancient history and the Bible, and for later scholars this is still the attraction. The Age of Discovery is not past, and one can still read literature that has been unseen by the eyes of man for millennia. There are myriads of tablets lying in the ancient ruins of Iraq, Iran, Syria, and Turkey, waiting for the excavator's spade; in museums there are quantities of inscriptions that have not yet been made public.

Product Details

  • Series: Heritage
  • World Rights
  • Page Count: 128 pages
  • Dimensions: 6.0in x 0.0in x 9.0in
  • Author Information

    A. Kirk Grayson is a professor in the Department of Near Eastern Studies at the University of Toronto.

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