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University of Cambridge: Assyriology

Institution University of Cambridge
Department Archaeology and Anthropology
Telephone 01223 333520
Study type Research


The course introduces students with little or no previous knowledge to the study of Ancient Mesopotamia in the historical period and allows those with some previous experience to enhance their understanding; it provides a good knowledge of 1 (or both) of the principal languages of Ancient Mesopotamia, Akkadian and Sumerian, and allows study of aspects of Mesopotamian culture, from 5000 BC through the earliest literate and urban societies of the Near East to the Assyrian and Babylonian empires.

Master of Philosophy - MPhil

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