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an ancient branch of the Semitic languages

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Ziffer provides one essay, on the Akkadian seals formerly in the Hahn-Voss Collection (now in Jerusalem), and a concordance of the seals in the Franziskanerklosters Flagellatio collection in Jerusalem (published by Porada in 1938).
Seifert and Lemke have estimated that the comet crash (otherwise known as the 4.2k Year event) extinguished the Akkadian Empire and the old Egyptian Kingdom.
"The language used in the cuneiforms is Akkadian, the language of the Akkadians, and has many similar words to Turkish," Kulakoy-lu said.
Archaeologists working for the French Archaeological Mission in Bahrain discovered that the tablet was used to document contracts using the Akkadian language, which was the trade language in the Middle East at the time.
But archeological excavations conducted in the ancient city of Babylon in 1879, discovered the clay cylinder bearing a long inscription in Akkadian that supported the Biblical story.
The phenomenon is explored in ancient languages of the Mediterranean: Hittite, Greek, Akkadian, and Egyptian and other others.
Dhi Qar province includes over / 1200 / archaeological site mostly to the dawn of the era of Sumerian, Akkadian, Babylonian, Achaemenid, Sassanid and the Islamic civilizations.
It's now thought likely that the droughts at around that time were partly responsible for the collapse not only of the Indus Valley Civilisation, but also of the ancient Akkadian Empire, Old Kingdom Egypt and possibly Early Bronze Age civilizations in Greece.
It is my contention that shefi derives from the Akkadian word sepu ("foot").
Likewise the Akkadian Empire conquered the Sumerians (technically the Sag Giga peoples) and ruled much of Iraq and half of Syria in the Third Millennium B.C.
The messenger bearing the Egyptian response was also in charge of some gifts; their details are not preserved as the letter was written in Akkadian cuneiform (the language of Babylonia) on a clay tablet, the end of which has crumbled.
Dig director Eilat Mazar of Hebrew University says the 2-centimeter (0.8-inch) long fragment bears an ancient form of writing known as Akkadian wedge script.
He says J= ewish-Moroccan contains Italian, French, Hebrew, and English, as well as an= cient Akkadian and Ugaritic languages.
The probability is that the medium of Welsh is destined for complete replacement by English through linguistic evolution, much as the Sumerian language was replaced by Akkadian around 400BC.