Two clay tablets may help decipher a language whose existence has been doubted

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4 min readFeb 2, 2023

Scientists say clay tablets found in Iraq may contain clues to help decipher the “lost” Amorite language, which resembles Hebrew and Aramaic. Experts have claimed for years that the ancient Amorites spoke Akkadian.

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Since the invention of writing, historical and archaeological knowledge has relied heavily on written sources. This is…