The Last Wedge

@inproceedings{Geller1997TheLW,
  title={The Last Wedge},
  author={Markham J. Geller},
  year={1997}
}
The ability to read Sumerian and Akkadian - the latest and most widely used languages written in cuneiform script - was dependent upon the survival of scribal schools within the temples. These scribal schools themselves survived as long as Babylonian temples remained in use in Babylonia, and as long as priests still learned the traditional scripts. The argument utilised is an extreme one, namely that as long as any priest could read the ancient script, cuneiform was not yet technically a dead… 
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