Mesopotamian mathematics & cuneiform tablets

By Mary Fisk|July 29, 2014|Ancient Near East, Semitics and Judaica, Art and Archaeology|0 comments

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Cuneiform writing was devised initially for the purpose of keeping accounts, and for the first few centuries, it was used almost entirely for book-keeping.

ORACC (Open Richly Annotated Cuneiform Corpus) at the University of Pennsylvania has added transcriptions and translations of around 1000 cuneiform mathematical tablets to its database. The text and editions on this site have been made available by Eleanor Robson (University of Cambridge), one of the founders of ORACC

Click here to go to ORACC and find out more about Mesopotamian mathematics

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