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Cuneiform tablets have been found across the wider Middle East, the vast majority are from Iraq, but substantial amounts of material come from neighboring countries.
Written for more than 3,000 years cuneiform writing covers a wider range of time periods.
Used to write everything from accounting documents, to epic poetry and scientific texts, the preserved cuneiform texts over many genres.
Cuneiform was used to write over 10 different languages and many other dialects.
Cuneiform tablets can be found in modern collections around the world.