Cuneiform (from cunei- “wedge”) is a system of writing from the Middle East in widespread use from c. 3,400 BC until c. 100 CE. Texts written in cuneiform outnumber those of just about any other script from the ancient world, counting more than 500,000 texts of all sorts currently in museums and collections around the world. Cuneiform can be incised on or cast in metal, engraved on stone or carved into rock, and, most commonly, impressed in wet clay. Rendered on materials much more durable than papyrus, parchment, or paper, the cuneiform corpus presents a uniquely broad and diverse collection of sources on life in the ancient world. Our research project aims to convey a better understanding of the formation and distribution of this corpus – and to provide an updated inventory and bibliography of the texts in collaboration with existing digital repositories. Read more about our research programme, check out project activities on our blog, or download project resources for your own use. Or get in touch for more information!