(1) The Babylonians wrote on tablets of unbaked clay, using cuneiform writing.(2) The Sumerians are credited with inventing the cuneiform system of writing, which was originally pictographic but gradually became stylized.(3) In 1843 he was appointed British consul in Baghdad and this allowed extra time for his studies, especially work on cuneiform tablets found at Assyrian cities such as Nimrud and Nineveh.(4) ├ö├ç├┐No ice,├ö├ç├û concluded a lengthy report written by a bloke in, for no discernible reason, Ancient Hittite cuneiform .(5) The exhibition provides a history of writing: pictogram, hieroglyph, cuneiform , alphabet, all of these are represented.(6) People in different civilisations have invented different writing systems: for example, scripts in Egypt, the cuneiform images in Mesopotamia, and Chinese characters in China.(7) From beneath mounds of sand and debris, Babylon and Nineveh were exposed to view together with whole libraries of clay cuneiform tablets.(8) Features described by the ancients - mountain passes, hill flanks, and the great plain - stood suddenly revealed before us, all in their proper places, as the Mesopotamian geography yielded its secrets like a dusty cuneiform .(9) In 1844, he scaled the almost sheer cliffs of Bisitun, in Persia, copying relief sculptures and their accompanying cuneiform inscriptions in Old Persian, Elamite and Babylonian.(10) Over 4000 years ago the Sumerian merchants of Babylon and Nineveh recorded bills, receipts and promissory notes in cuneiform script on clay tablets.(11) The paired, club-shaped, elastic cuneiform cartilages are anterior to the corniculate cartilages.(12) Their basic economic organization and system of writing cuneiform , architectural forms, and legal practices remained in use.(13) In Nippur, for example, which was one of the most important sites in ancient Mesopotamia, many cuneiform tablets - including a copy of the Gilgamesh epic - are missing.(14) First, there was a broken cuneiform bone in his left foot.(15) The beginnings have been found in palace archives - hoards of clay tablets inscribed in cuneiform - in Mesopotamia.(16) Digital representations of the tablets bearing the cuneiform writing of ancient Mesopotamia have started appearing on the Internet.