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Cuneiform script - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia (1286 words)
Cuneiforms were written on clay tablets, on which symbols were drawn with a blunt reed called a stylus.
Originally, cuneiform pictograms were drawn on clay tablets in vertical columns with a pen made from a sharpened reed stylus.
Cuneiform tablets could be fired in kilns to provide a permanent record, or they could be recycled if permanence was not needed.
Cuneiform - MSN Encarta (1605 words)
Cuneiform writing, which originated in southern Mesopotamia, was invented probably by the Sumerians, who used it to inscribe the Sumerian language; it was subsequently adapted for writing the Akkadian language, of which Babylonian and Assyrian are dialects.
The use of the Persian cuneiform was confined to the period from 550 to 330 bc.
The Elamite cuneiform is frequently called the language of the second form because it appears in the second position of the trilingual inscriptions of the Achaemenian kings.
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