In these pages, the University of Southern California and the Cuneiform Digital Library Initiative (CDLI), an international research project based at the University of California, Los Angeles, present a database of the 333 inscribed objects in the Archaeological Research Collection of the school’s Department of Religion. The cuneiform tablets here were digitized following the standard conventions of the CDLI. The full catalogue of the collection, including transliterations and translations of the texts, and word and sign glossaries is currently under construction.

Introduction to the collection
ARC/USC homepage



Cuneiform inscriptions
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Cuneiform inscriptions
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CDLI inscriptions

The tablet to the right (USC 6563)
in the USC collection contains a list of names of temple personnel and dates to the Old Akkadian period of Sargon (ca. 2300 BC); click image to be directed to the text’s corresponding CDLI page.

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