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Studies in Ancient Oriental Civilization (SAOC)

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SAOC 3.

Die Hethitische Bilderschrift

Emil O. Forrer

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The so-called "Hittite" hieroglyphs have been subjected to numerous attempts at decipherment. Until recently the material available for study has not sufficed to permit conclusive results. Now, however, new discoveries have greatly increased the possibilities of success. The Oriental Institute has issued two treatises on this subject. One, by Dr. Gelb [see SAOC 2], attacks the problem on the phonetic side through comparison of the variant writings for such names as can reasonably be equated with those known from cuneiform or other sources. The second study, by Dr. Forrer, seeks to understand first the meanings, then the sounds, of the hieroglyphs. [From Buried History (1934) 30]

  • Studies in Ancient Oriental Civilization 3
  • Chicago: The University of Chicago Press, 1932
  • Pp. ix + 62; 45 figures
  • 7.00 x 9.50 in.
  • Out of Print

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