Archaeology Magazine

A publication of the Archaeological Institute of America

Special Introductory Offer!

The World's Oldest Writing

Cuneiform bisitun wall inscriptionIn their special feature, “The World's Oldest Writing,” ARCHAEOLOGY magazine's editors explore cuneiform—ancient Mesopotamia's robust, long-lived system of notation—and present some of the most impressive examples of cuneiform texts tied to the lives of kings, the rule of law, the practice of medicine, and more.