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The cuneiform collection of the Pushkin State Museum of Fine Arts goes online

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The cuneiform collection of the Pushkin State Museum of Fine Arts goes online
The Pushkin State Museum of Fine Arts (Moscow) owns a collection of 1762 clay tablets and other artifacts inscribed in cuneiform. The Museum has followed the practice of many European and US museums through using modern digital technologies for photographing the entire collection.

The EPOS company has developed a technology and a software for processing images taken by means of a multi-positional light source. About one third of the collection has been digitized thus far. The Museum will provide online access to the image archive as long as its cuneiform collection is available as print version, starting soon with the first volume published last year (http://paleog.com/pcoll.html).

For a more detailed description of the project see the PDF leaflet.

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