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The Data Base of Cuneiform Texts

Giorgio Buccellati – January 2010

Foreword
The 1987 Data Base
The texts of the 5th through the 9th seasons
Terqa texts from other sites
The full Data Base


Foreword

     Terqa has yielded the first cuneiform text ever to be found in Syria, but relatively few additional texts were found subsequently at this site.
     In this section one will find a complete Data Base of all the texts from Terqa, found before and during our excavations.

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The 1987 Data Base

     The texts found before the beginning of our excavations have been published in a variety of venues. They have been assembled in a single Data Base published by Amanda Podany in 1987 under the siglum GC1.
     The texts found during the first four seasons of excavation have been published in our two official series, the Terqa Preliminary Reports (TPR 2 and TPR 7) and the Terqa Final Reports (TFR 1).
     The text of the floppy disk is reproduced here in its original format.
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The texts of the 5th through the 9th seasons

     The texts of the 5th through the 9th seasons are currently in preparation for publication as a volume of the Terqa Final Reports by Olivier Rouault. Upon publication, the texts will be included in the Data Base.
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Terqa texts from other seasons and other sites

     Not included here are two types of Terqa texts: those that were excavated after the conclusion of the Joint American Expedition, and those that were found at other sites, notably Mari and, most recently, one text from Tell Sekka.
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The full Data Base

     All the Terqa texts, except those found at other sites, are given here as a single sequential text file in plain ASCII format, in their original coded ASCII version. Separate files spell out the specific rules for format and for codes, both intra- and extra-linear.
     The texts are also given as a single sequential text file in a standard Assyriological transliteration.
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