Monday, 6 June 2011

Assyrian dictionary available

Assembling an Assyrian dictionary based on words recorded on clay or stone tablets unearthed from ruins in Iraq, Iran, Syria and Turkey, written in a language that hadn't been uttered for more than 2,000 years. A huge progject starte in 1921 came into fulfilment.

The Chicago Assyrian Dictionary is now officially complete — 21 volumes of Akkadian, a Semitic language (with several dialects, including Assyrian) that endured for 2,500 years.

Read more: Ancient World Dictionary Finished - After 90 Years