Classical scholarship from Chicago!
“A 21-volume dictionary detailing an ancient Mesopotamian language has finally been completed after 90 years’ work.
The Chicago Assyrian Dictionary identifies and explains the words carved in stone and written in cuneiform on clay tablets by Babylonians and Assyrians in Mesopotamia between 2500 BC and AD100.
The project was first embarked upon in 1921 by James Henry Breasted, founder of Chicago University’s Oriental Institute, and has seen millions of index cards referencing 28,000 words in the Semitic Akkadian language compiled over the last 90 years.”
(via Mesopotamian dictionary completed after 90 years’ work | Books | guardian.co.uk)