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A call to try writing with Mesopotamian Cuneiform symbols

Submitted: June 25, 2018

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Submitted: June 25, 2018



The wedge-shaped writing on the clay tablets is known as cuneiform. It is the world’s oldest writing developed before 3000 BC by Sumerian scribes in the ancient city-state of URUK (Southern Iraq). Being a Mesopotamian myself, I thought about paying respect to my ancestor’ writing and trying it.

Before sending my new book for publication, I thought about writing its Babylonian title in Cuneiform symbols. I tried to use a reed stylus to make wedge-shaped indentations in clay tablets. That didn’t work.

Later, I tried to carve cuneiform into a stone but that was not easy. I couldn’t put the symbols together to form words.

Then I checked at a friendly site titled Babylonian, Cuneiform Alphabet, Free Online Translator"

I used the translation program in the site to translate the book title and it was amazing. The title came like an engineering construct or an Architecture entrance to a royal palace. Imagine your royal writings as a series of such decoration, ornament or embellishment. You will be writing and drawing your article simultaneously. Enjoy it.

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