Assyrians and Arameans

@article{Millard1983AssyriansAA,
  title={Assyrians and Arameans},
  author={Alan Ralph Millard},
  journal={Iraq},
  year={1983},
  volume={45},
  pages={101 - 108}
}
Since the birth of Assyriology there has been recognized at the heart of the neo-Assyrian empire what J. N. Postgate has termed “the symbiosis of Aramaic and Assyrian writing systems”. In 1865 Sir Henry Rawlinson published several cuneiform tablets bearing notes in Aramaic on their edges. These notes were often written with a reed pen while the clay was still soft, the fibres of the point leaving their distinct marks in the clay (e.g. the two examples illustrated in Iraq 34 (1972), Plate LIVb… 
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