Within the framework of an agreement of cooperation signed by the Institut Catholique de Paris (ICP) and the Cuneiform Digital Library Initiative (CDLI) on May 22, 2002, Bertrand Lafont, Directeur de Recherche at the Centre National de la Recherche Scientifique (CNRS, Paris), and Jacob Dahl of the CDLI staff at the University of California at Los Angeles were given direct access to the full cuneiform collection of the ICP. With the support of ICP staff, Lafont and Dahl proceeded to scan the collection in June of 2002 following procedures discussed in the methods pages of the CDLI, and have since then completed cataloguing and transliteration collations of all texts. The ICP and the CDLI are privileged to present in these pages the first of a series of planned online data sets documenting all accessible cuneiform collections in public and private hands in France.


Introduction to the collection
ICP homepage


Cuneiform inscriptions
sorted by museum number

Cuneiform inscriptions
sorted by publication

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CDLI inscriptions

The tablet to the right (ICP 453)
contains a receipt issued by a
high official of Ur III Umma (ca.
2050 BC): click image to be
directed to the text’s corre-
sponding CDLI page.

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