Information about cuneiform artifacts have been published in numerous peer-reviewed books and articles. This CDLI feature provides search and browse capabilities into this precious resource that was compiled by a multitude of scholars over a three decades period.
cdli tablet is an iPad and Android app that combines text and images of cuneiform inscriptions, of related archaeological artifacts, and of the equipment and techniques employed by specialists to capture, digitally preserve and disseminate the cultural heritage of the ancient Near East.
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Enjoy a filtered version of the Agade mailing list with manually curated entries centering around Mesopotamian studies only.
Numerous cuneiform artifacts were inscribed with witnesses of compositions. In order to study these compositions, scholars align witnesses so they can see the variations and similarities between exemplars. There are composites of various genres of texts but mostly Royal inscriptions, literary compositions and lexical texts.
Powerful figures of Mesopotamia of all periods have disseminated their accomplishements using varied mediums.
Seals, mostly cylindrical, engraved with scenes and text, were rolled onto fresh clay to leave their imprint, an ingenious administrative tool.
List of abbreviations used in Mesopotamian Studies.
Convention of sign values to use when submitting transliterations to the CDLI.
Published cuneifom sign lists for all periods.
A correspondance table showing months vs month number, period, ruler and rulership year.
A list of composite year names.
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Submit your inscriptions for validadion.
Employ the Uqnu editor to refine your transliterations.
Validate your linguistic annotations.
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Use the drop-down to select the converter you would like to use. Upload your file or paste your text(s) or annotations in the text area below. If you both upload a file and use the textarea, the file will have priority. If your file is too large to process, please consider installing the converter or annotator you want to use locally.