A revolution in cuneiform

Danish. The recently launched portal of the Electronic Babylonian Literature projected, led by Enrique Jiménez, is a huge advance in the study of cuneiform cultures. The digital framework has allowed philologists to place fragments so small that humans would be unlikely to ever identify them; and while the fragments themselves are typically no more than a few lines, their combined effect—Jiménez’s team have so far processed 21.568 fragments—is revolutionary.

“Nyt fra Babylon” (“News from Babylon”), Weekendavisen (31 March 2023). Link.