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cuneiform

kyooh nee uh fawrm

  • n  an ancient wedge-shaped script used in Mesopotamia and Persia
  • a  shaped like a wedge
  • a  of or relating to the tarsal bones (or other wedge-shaped bones)

  • At university, Finkel learned to read cuneiform, the oldest known type of writing, in which wedge-shaped symbols were pressed into clay with a reed.
  • In 1979, he was hired there as an expert on cuneiform inscriptions, "fulfilling in one moment my life's ambition.
  • Conservatives are calling the Nebo-Sarsekim tablet, stamped in cuneiform script, such a proof.
News & Articles

  • Ray Russell: Playing with Time
    Each time guitarist/composer Ray Russell releases a new album, it feels like a comeback. Now, More than Ever , Russell's debut on the Abstract Logix label, comes seven years after Goodbye Svengali (Cuneiform Records, 2006), his heartfelt tribute to composer Gil Evans Gil Evans 1912 - 1988 composer/conductor . Although Russell may drop off the radar for periods of time, he's never really far away ...
    July 1, 2013 - All About Jazz
Quotes

  • Josef Wiesehöfer in Iran Press Service
    Those were grand gestures and grand words, but in the end it was nothing but a hoax that the UN had fallen for. Contrary to the Shah's claims, the cuneiform degree was propaganda,explains Josef Wiesehöfer, a scholar of ancient history at the...
  • Gleason Archer in theTrumpet.com
    Dr. Archer writes: "The appearance of King Belshazzar in chapter 5 was interpreted by earlier critics to be unhistorical, inasmuch as Nabonidus was known to be that last king of the Chaldean Empire. Later discoveries of cuneiform tablets referring...
  • James Billington in Atlantic Online
    The best-preserved data tends to be on stone steles and cuneiform tablets,Billington told me when I went to the library to hear about its recent attempts to solve the "digital preservation" problem. "Papyrus, vellum, parchment-all those...

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