Wednesday, April 27, 2011

Babylonian and Assyrian Poetry and Literature

My thanks once again to P.D. for this fascinating link. At this writing I have yet to explore it, but it gives a long list of texts recited on Flash Player, complete with transcriptions and translations. I look forward to using some of them as a springboard for article writing. (The graphic on the left was adapted from something found on Google Images: a photograph of a famous tablet comtaining the Babylonian Epic of Gilgamesh, which is one of the texts recited on the recordings made at the University of London. The source article for the image actually relates to this very recording project under discussion!)

- John Wheeler (יוחנן רכב)

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