Saturday, August 11, 2012

Nebuchadnezzar was here

Victor Mair has a wonderful little post at Language Log about deciphering a cuneiform text. In the comments Mark Liberman makes an educated guess about how so few syllables (a dozen or so) could be translated as “Nebuchadnezzar king of Babylon, provisioner (of) Esagila and Egida, foremost heir of Nabopolasser king of Babylon…”

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