How it works
British Museum curator Irving Finkel explains cuneiform
Convert Latin letters into cuneiform signs
A collaborative project to build a complete corpus of cuneiform texts in annotated transliteration
A “digital library” of cuneiform texts, including high-resolution photographs and copies
A collection of online tools and resources to study and teach the world of the ancient Near East
Resources for learning Sumerian
A beginner’s guide to Sumerian
A complete Sumerian grammar
Note that Sumerian grammar is a contested field, and many of its aspects remain poorly understood. Introductions to Sumerian will inevitably vary on key points.
Note that the same Sumerian word can be transcribed in different ways, depending on which system is used.
All images are from Wikimedia Commons. From the upper left corner: student exercise tablet, a hymn to Marduk, the Burney relief, Sumerian votive statue, lion relief from the Ishtar Gate, the Head of Sargon, statue of king Gudea, relief from an Assyrian palace, the Victory Stele of Naram-Sîn, and the Babylonian map of the world.