In this May 27, 2011 photo, Robert Biggs, professor emeritus at the University of Chicago, holds an Old Babylonian grammatical text stone tablet that was used in the research and assembly of the ... more 
In this May 27, 2011 photo, Robert Biggs, professor emeritus at the University of Chicago, holds an Old Babylonian grammatical text stone tablet that was used in the research and assembly of the university's Assyrian Dictionary at the school's Oriental Institute in Chicago. Ninety years after research began to assemble an Assyrian dictionary, based on words recorded on tablets unearthed in Iraq, Iran, Syria, and Turkey, and written in a language that hadn't been uttered for more that 2,000 years, the massive 21-volume collection is now complete. Biggs has worked on the project for almost 50 years. less 
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Associated Press | Photo By M. Spencer Green
Sat, Jun 4, 2011 10:53 AM EDT