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A dictionary of the extinct language of ancient Mesopotamia has been completed after 90 years of work. Assyrian and Babylonian - dialects of the language collectively known as Akkadian - have not been spoken for almost 2,000 years.
What is there going to be in 1,000 years' time for lunatics like me, who like to read ancient inscriptions - what are they ever going to find?" he asks. "They will probably say that there was no writing - it was a dark age, that people had forgotten it, because there may be nothing left."
Originally posted by Alxandro
I sure hope the 90 years of hard work was not done in vain.
What can one do with ancient languages?
I mean they deserve respect, but at this point it's no different than learning Klingon.
maybe a past civilization had all their text, etc in virtual format and the many artifacts we have but no clue what it is could be an ancient USB drive.
what would happen to us?