Monday, April 20, 2015

Database of Neo-Sumerian Texts (BDTNS)

 [First posted in AWOL 19 January 2012, updated, 20 April 2015]

Database of Neo-Sumerian Texts (BDTNS)

The Database of Neo-Sumerian Texts has been developed at the Centro de Ciencias Humanas y Sociales of the Consejo Superior de Investigaciones Científicas (Madrid).

The aim of the project has been the creation of an open database able to manage more than 90,300 administrative cuneiform tablets written in the Sumerian language (c. 77,900 published, and 12,400 unpublished). These tablets belong to the Neo-Sumerian period (c. 2100-2000 BC), coming basically from five southern cities of Ancient Mesopotamia –Ur, Nippur, Drehem, Girsu and Umma–, and to a minor extent from some other urban settlements of the Neo-Sumerian period.

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