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Cunieform. What is Cunieform. “Oldest” writing Name comes from the Latin word “ cuneus ” meaning wedge Written down by Scribes Left to right Top to bottom. The Behistun Rock: “Cuneiform's Rosetta Stone”. Henry Creswicke Rawlinson. From Pictogram, Ideogram, to Phonogram.

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what is cunieform
What is Cunieform
  • “Oldest” writing
  • Name comes from the Latin word “cuneus” meaning wedge
  • Written down by Scribes
    • Left to right
    • Top to bottom
the epic of gilgamesh
The Epic of Gilgamesh
  • One of the earliest literary writings
    • Written circa 2000 BCE
  • Written on 12 Cuneiform Tablets
  • It is a universal tale of the human condition
the characters
The Characters
  • Noble #1
  • Noble #2
  • Aruru
  • Enkidu
  • Gilgamesh
  • Harlot
  • Ishtar
  • Bull of Heaven
  • Bar Maid
  • Utnap
  • Utnap’s Wife