Fun link for Friday – Babylonian Poems you can HEAR!


As an archaeologist one of the things we can’t recover are the sounds of the past. Languages, accents and music are very difficult to reconstruct. Being able to understand a language is very different from hearing and appreciating all the nuances of pronunciation and tone.

So, it is really cool when we can! The Department of the Languages and Cultures of the Near and Middle East at the University of London have painstakingly reconstructed the language of the ancient Babylonians of Mesopotamia. This language was spoken between   c. 1900 BCE and 1BCE.

You can here them here: The Recordings

And read more about how University of London deciphered the language here.

Ur III Cuneiform Cone – From the Museum of Ontario Archaeology Collection

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I am a museologist and an archaeologist. I love both, but they work best when mixed together.
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One Response to Fun link for Friday – Babylonian Poems you can HEAR!

  1. Admin says:

    This is really amazing; one more piece fits into the great archaeological puzzle. Thank you for sharing.

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