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Ancient Egyptian everyday language compiled into dictionary

A dictionary of Demotic, the everyday language of the ancient Egyptians, has been compiled after a 37-year project by the University of Chicago. Demotic was used in everyday Egyptian documents and letters, said Janet Johnson, a University of Chicago Egyptologist. The researchers compiled the words in the dictionary from Demotic on

Dictionary of ancient Assyrian language finished

Scholars at the University of Chicago have completed a dictionary of the Assyrian languange, listing 28,000 words that haven't been used in over 2,000 years. The raw material for the dictionary was the millions of still-surviving cuneiform tablets recovered from ruins of Akkadian, Babylonian, Assyrian and other ancient Near Eastern Mesopotamian

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