Cuneiform Digital Library

This project deals takes the oldest written form of communication, 5,000 year old cuneiform tablets from Mesopotamia and puts them on-line. As one can imagine, dealing with numerous clay tablets is cumbersome. Plus, they are generally held in many different museums, and there is no single catalog of them. This project makes electronic copies of the tablets, and then places them on-line. Those working on this project generally use flatbed scanners to read the information off the tablets.