In these pages, The Walters Art Museum and the Cuneiform Digital Library Initiative (CDLI), an international research project based at the University of California, Los Angeles, present a database of the 89 inscribed objects in the Walters’ Ancient Near East collection. The cuneiform objects here were digitized following the standard conventions of the CDLI. The full catalog of the collection, including transliterations and translations of the texts, and word and sign glossaries is currently under construction.

Introduction to the collection
WAM visitor information
CDLI homepage

Cuneiform inscriptions
sorted by museum number

Cuneiform inscriptions
sorted by publication

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CDLI inscriptions

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game Discover Babylon
based on WAM artifacts

The royal inscription (right,
Walters Art Museum 41.220)
of Gudea of Girsu/Lagash
(ca. 2150 BC) describes the
construction of a temple
complex; click image to be
directed to the text’s
corresponding CDLI page.

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