Monday, June 13, 2011

Ancient Assyrian Dictionary Completed by University of Chicago Scholars -

Ninety years in the making, the 21-volume dictionary of the language of
ancient Mesopotamia and its Babylonian and Assyrian dialects, unspoken
for 2,000 years but preserved on clay tablets and in stone inscriptions
deciphered over the last two centuries, has finally been completed by
scholars at the University of Chicago.

A full set sells for $1,995, and individual volumes range from $45 to $150. But they are also available, free of charge, online.