The CDLI Collection

By making the form and content of cuneiform texts available online, the CDLI is opening pathways to the rich historical tradition of the ancient Middle East. In close collaboration with researchers, museums and an engaged public, the project seeks to unharness the extraordinary content of these earliest witnesses to our shared world heritage.

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Highlight Codex Hammurapi

Codex Hammurapi

The stela of Hammurabi, now housed in the Louvre Museum, was found in Susa, where it was carried off...

Highlight Bīsitūn Inscription

Bīsitūn Inscription

This tri-lingual inscription has 414 lines in Old Persian cuneiform, 260 in Elamite cuneiform, and 1...

Highlight The Flood Tablet

The Flood Tablet

A Mesopotamian tale of a great flood and one survivor chosen by the Gods, this tablet caused a stir ...

Highlight The Weld-Blundell Prism or Sumerian King List

The Weld-Blundell Prism or Sumerian Ki...

The Sumerian King List is an important chronographic document from ancient Mesopotamia. It lists a l...

Highlight The Cyrus Cylinder

The Cyrus Cylinder

This royal inscription of Persian King Cyrus the Great commemorates his conquest of Babylon, portray...

News

News Time to test the cdli developpement site!

Time to test the cdli developpement si...

2022-03-15

Dear colleagues and friends, We are happy to announce that the new Cuneiform Digital Library Init...

News Memorial video in honor of CDLI founder Robert K. Englund

Memorial video in honor of CDLI founde...

2021-12-13

Please find below a link to a video with short memories and stories about CDLI Director and UCLA Pro...

News CDLI Newsletter 2021/2: October 2021

CDLI Newsletter 2021/2: October 2021

2021-10-21

We are excited to announce that the CDLI and Achemenet <http://www.achemenet.com/en/>, an...

News CDLI Newsletter 2021/1: January 2021

CDLI Newsletter 2021/1: January 2021

2021-01-31

Contributions As always, we are grateful for ATF contributions from colleagues; since June, we have...

News CDLI Newsletter 2020/1: June 2020

CDLI Newsletter 2020/1: June 2020

2020-06-03

Directorship Following the death of CDLI founder and Director, Bob Englund, the directorship of t...

News Obituary for Robert K. Englund

Obituary for Robert K. Englund

2020-06-02

Bob Englund, emeritus professor of Assyriology at UCLA and director of the Cuneiform Digital Library...