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əˌsɪər iˈɒl ə dʒiAssyri·ol·o·gy

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Princeton's WordNet

  1. Assyriologynoun

    archeology of the ancient Assyrians


  1. assyriologynoun

    The study of the ancient Assyrian language and culture.

Webster Dictionary

  1. Assyriologynoun

    the science or study of the antiquities, language, etc., of ancient Assyria

    Etymology: [Assyria + -logy.]


  1. Assyriology

    Assyriology is the archaeological, historical, and linguistic study of ancient Mesopotamia and of related cultures that used cuneiform writing. The field covers the Akkadian sister-cultures of Assyria and Babylonia, together with their cultural predecessor; Sumer. The large number of cuneiform clay tablets preserved by these cultures provide an extremely large resource for the study of the period. The region's first cities such as Ur are archaeologically invaluable for studying the growth of urbanization. Scholars need a good knowledge of several languages: Akkadian and its major dialects and Sumerian, aided by such languages as Biblical Hebrew, Hittite, Elamite and Aramaic for comparative purposes, and the knowledge of writing systems that use several hundred core signs. There now exist many important grammatical studies and lexical aids. Although scholars can draw from a large corpus of literature, some tablets are broken, or in the case of literary texts where there may be many copies, the language and grammar are arcane. Moreover, scholars must be able to read and understand modern English, French, and German, as important references, dictionaries, and journals are published in those languages.

The Nuttall Encyclopedia

  1. Assyriology

    the study of the monuments of Assyria, chiefly in a Biblical interest.

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  1. Chaldean Numerology

    The numerical value of Assyriology in Chaldean Numerology is: 5

  2. Pythagorean Numerology

    The numerical value of Assyriology in Pythagorean Numerology is: 3

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