Difficulties with reading Sumerian & Akkadian :-)

My first laugh this semester:

“I have read cunningly written text the Sumerian of which is obscure and the Akkadian difficult to clarify. I have examined stone inscriptions from before the flood that are blocked up, sealed, mixed up.”

Ashurbanipal, King of Assyria, seventh century B.C.

Found on the The Cuneiform Digital Palaeography Project Website


About Anja Murez

Tutor of Biblical Hebrew in Vienna, Austria. Once wrote an MA thesis on Qohelet and never lived to regret it. Culinary Arts Addict. Ignostic. Spinozist. Fan of Zen.

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