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CAMS: Corpus of Ancient Mesopotamian Scholarship

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[First posted in AWOL 3 July 2013, updated 8 April 2021]

CAMS: Corpus of Ancient Mesopotamian Scholarship

Three clay figurines of protective apkallu-sages dressed in fish-cloaks, from 7th-century Nineveh (BM ME 91837)

Editions and translations of a wide range of Mesopotamian scholarly writings, contributed by many different people and projects.

cams/akno: Ancient Knowledge Networks online

Front cover image of Ancient Knowledge Networks

This website is the online complement to Eleanor Robson's book, Ancient Knowledge Networks: a Social Geography of Cuneiform Scholarship in First-Millennium Assyria and Babylonia, published by UCL Press in November 2019. It contains links to translations of cuneiform texts, glossaries, and list of all known scholars of Assyria and Babylonia in the first millennium BC.

CAMS/Anzu

Front cover of State Archives of Assyria, vol. 3

Composite transliterations of the Epic of Anzu, prepared by Amar Annus for the book The Standard Babylonian Epic of Anzu (State Archives of Assyria, Cuneiform Texts 3), Helsinki: The Neo-Assyrian Text Corpus Project, 2001. Lemmatisation by Philip Jones.
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CAMS/Barutu

The obverse of the Old Babylonian liver model BM 92668.

Texts on extispicy (divination by the entrails of sacrificed animals). Currently contains only the Old Babylonian liver model BM 92668. The ordering of the omens was determined by Ruth Horry, the transliteration and translation made by Eleanor Robson.

CAMS/Etana: The Standard Babylonian Epic of Etana

Provides fully searchable manuscript transliterations of the Old Babylonian, Middle Assyrian and Neo-Assyrian versions of the Etana epic, prepared by Jamie Novotny for the book The Standard Babylonian Etana Epic (State Archives of Assyria, Cuneiform Texts 2), Helsinki: The Neo-Assyrian Text Corpus Project, 2001.
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CAMS/GKAB: CAMS Geography of Knowledge Corpus

Drawing of a detail from a tablet describing how to make a ritual kettle drum from a bull's hide, Uruk c.200 BC (TCL 6, 47)

Editions of scholarly tablets from Huzirina, Kalhu, and Uruk for the Geography of Knowledge project, comprising editions and translations of a wide range of Mesopotamian scholarly writings.
Project directed by Eleanor Robson at the University of Cambridge and funded by the UK Arts and Humanities Research Council, 2007-12.

CAMS/Ludlul

Front cover of State Archives of Assyria, vol. 7

Score and manuscript transliterations of Ludlul bēl nēmeqi, prepared by Amar Annus and Alan Lenzi for the book Ludlul Bēl Nēmeqi: The Standard Babylonian Poem of the Righteous Sufferer(State Archives of Assyria, Cuneiform Texts 7), Helsinki: The Neo-Assyrian Text Corpus Project, 2010.
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CAMS/SelBI: CAMS/Seleucid Building Inscriptions

Close-up of lapis-coloured glazed bricks in the remains of the Irigal temple in Uruk, 2001. Photo by Eleanor Robson.

Third-century BC building inscriptions, from Borsippa and Uruk. Edition of the Antiochus (Borsippa) Cylinder by Kathryn Stevens; edition of the Anu-uballiṭs' inscriptions from Uruk by Eleanor Robson.

HIST3109: Temple Life in Assyria and Babylonia

Imaginary reconstruction of the Etemenanki ziggurat in Babylon

Editions and translations of texts for the UCL Undergraduate Special Subject in History, Temple Life in Assyria and Babylonia (HIST3109), academic year 2018-19. Compiled by Eleanor Robson at UCL.

 CAMS is a component of Oracc: The Open Richly Annotated Cuneiform Corpus

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