University of Pennsylvania Museum of Archaeology and Athropology


Author: Stephen J. Tinney

From Clay to Computers

The Genesis of the Electronic Pennsylvania Sumerian Dictionary

By: Stephen J. Tinney

Almost 4,000 years ago, a young scribe sat in a sunny courtyard in the ancient city of Nippur holding a small disk of clay. He stared closely at the signs carefully written for him by his teacher before taking up his stylus and quickly copying the line: sizu ima si baninsa. “She guided your finger […]