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The Royal Inscriptions of Mesopotamia Project

"The Royal Inscriptions of Mesopotamia is an international research project founded in 1978. The project is based at the Department of Near and Middle Eastern Civilizations of the University of Toronto and is funded by the Social Sciences and Humanities Research Council of Canada and the University of Toronto.The goal of the RIM project is to make the inscriptions of the rulers of ancient Mesopotamia available to layman and specialist alike by publishing standard editions of all the texts. Mesopotamia was home to one of the two first great civilizations of the world. The civilization created by the Assyrians, Babylonians, Sumerians, and Akkadians around the Tigris and Euphrates rivers flourished for over two and a half millennia (ca. 3000-500 BC). The inscriptions of its rulers recorded their many achievements, were written in the cuneiform script and were composed primarily in the Akkadian and Sumerian languages..."

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Publisher:  University of Toronto
Publication City:  Toronto
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