Chapter 3 of John Heise's 'Akkadian language' with examples
of cuneiform texts.
written in TeX or LaTeX with the
cuneiform fonts, and obtainable in postscript file format.
Babylonian epic of creation, Enuma elish, tablet I
cuneiform text + transliteration
(in .ps-file format)
in .pdf-file format, readable with the Acrobat-reader.
The text has cuneiform on uneven pages and
transliteration to syllables and words on even pages.
Or cuneiform text only in .gif-file format, in sets of separate
And transliteration in .gif-file format, in sets of separate
- About the epic of creation
(to be written)
First few lines explained in detail
- For translation see
Stephanie Dalley, Myths from Mesopotamia
a translation of all tablets is given elsewhere on the net
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last modification April 30, 1995