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Synonyms for cuneiform

an ancient wedge-shaped script used in Mesopotamia and Persia

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shaped like a wedge

of or relating to the tarsal bones (or other wedge-shaped bones)

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Clay tablets were used as the first writing medium when inscribed with cuneiform script around 3,000 B.
The Great Epic of Gilgamesh, some 1,500 years older than the poetry of Homer, is a collection of Sumerian legends immortalized in Akkadian cuneiform script on 12 clay tablets.
Deciphering and translation of cuneiform script was commenced by people like Sayce (1885) and Talqvist (1894), and continued inter alia by Kuchler (1904), Ebeling (1921) and Thompson (1923).
The beginnings of cuneiform script, for instance, appear to lie in inventory-control.
It is written in the wedge-shaped cuneiform script invented here and used throughout the Persian, Assyrian and Babylonian empires.
Only a few people actually read the cuneiform script on stone monuments and other public objects.
It was light brown, about the size of a mobile phone and covered in the jagged cuneiform script of the ancient Mesopotamians.
The artifacts bear cuneiform script explaining administrative details of the Achaemenid Empire from about 500 BC.
It is inscribed all the way round with a proclamation in cuneiform script.
Increasingly Redundant: The Growing Obsolescence of the Cuneiform Script in Babylonia from 539 BC.
In the prologue to his fine study of the mysterious god-king Akhenaten, he tells of an old Egyptian peasant woman in 1887 digging up (with great disappointment it must be said) a cache of clay tablets inscribed in cuneiform script.
The invaluable collection includes 2,500-year-old clay tablets bearing ancient cuneiform script.
The tablets in Before Pythagoras, inscribed in cuneiform script, cover the full spectrum of mathematical activity, from arithmetical tables copied by scribes-in-training to sophisticated work on topics that today would be classified as number theory and algebra.
When at a congress in 1921 the young Forrer foolishly replied to the senior scholar's criticisms of his work on the Hittite texts by questioning the latter's ability to read the cuneiform script, Sommer exclaimed "Du respektloses Doktorlein