The Cuneiform Digital Library

Cuneiform Digital Library (CDL) is a global cooperation for creating online resources about the Ancient Near East for research and pedagogical purposes.

Photo caption: Screenshot of the result of clicking on the link to "UET 2, 011" in the catalog results from the previous snapshot. The tablet is at Penn and was scanned on a flat-bed scanner as part of a previous NSF digitization grant to the CDLI.

Sumer is located in the south of modern Iraq. Sumerian was used across the Ancient Near East from Iran to Turkey.

3200 BCE to the turn of the era

Steve Tinney, University of Pennsylvania
Bob Englund, University of California at Los Angeles
Eleanor Robson, Cambridge University, England
Niek Veldhuis, University of California at Berkeley

Additional Sponsors
National Endowment for the Humanities
National Science Foundation
Mellon Foundation, AHRC (UK)

The CDL is closely linked to the Cuneiform Digital Library Initiative, which provides core cataloging and archiving facilities for the entire cuneiform corpus. CDL provides a framework for cooperation and facilities for translation and linguistic annotation which allows scholars from around the world to build richly annotated corpora set in an interpretive context.


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