Sumerian Extract Tablets and Scribal Education

  title={Sumerian Extract Tablets and Scribal Education},
  author={Paul Delnero},
  journal={Journal of Cuneiform Studies},
  pages={53 - 69}
  • Paul Delnero
  • Published 1 January 2010
  • History
  • Journal of Cuneiform Studies
In recent years there has been renewed interest in scribal education in ancient Mesopotamia.1 Much of this research has focused on the earlysecond millennium, or the period known as the Old Babylonian period (ca. 2000-1595 b.c.),2 a time for which there is abundant evidence for scribal training. Earlier treatments of this topic, like Kramers "The Sumerian School: A Pre-Greek System of Education," (1951). Falkensteins "Die babylonische Schule" (1953) and especially Sjöbergs seminal "The Old… 
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