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Beta maṣāḥǝft: Manuscripts of Ethiopia and Eritrea

The systematic research into the Ethiopian manuscript culture is the aim of the long-term project “Die Schriftkultur des christlichen Äthiopiens: Eine multimediale Forschungsumgebung” (“Beta maṣāḥǝft: Manuscripts of Ethiopia and Eritrea”). Ethiopia is situated, from the perspective of cultural history, both at the periphery of the so-called Christian Orient and in the middle of Africa. The culture...

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Keilschrifttexte aus Isin (Išān Baḥrīyāt) (Kampagnen 1–8)

From 1973-1989 Bartel Hrouda carried out archaeological excavations in Isin (modern: Išān Baḥrīyāt) in southern Iraq on behalf of the Bavarian Academy of Sciences. From the 3rd to the 1st millennium BC, the sanctuary of the goddess of healing Gula dominated the metropolis, which was the capital of Babylon for centuries. The excavators found above all old Babylonian (20.-18. Cent. B.C.) cuneiform...

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Reallexikon der Assyriologie und Vorderasiatische Archäologie

The "Reallexikon der Assyriologie und Vorderasiatischen Archäologie (RlA)" is an international encyclopedia for the archaeology, history and culture of the Ancient Orient. From the 4th to the 1st millennium BC, numerous languages were written in Mesopotamia (today Iraq), Syria, Turkey, Western Iran, Armenia, Lebanon and Israel, including Sumerian, Babylonian-Assyrian and Hittite, with cuneiform...

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