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These two have really similar education systems- not only to each other, but to the rest of the Mesopotamians. So I lazily combined them XD;. If there are any subtle differences anyone would like to alert me to, feel free. XD;

The (badly written) cuneiform reads “woman” and “man”.

School in Assyria and Babylonia

Assyrians and Babylonians both continued the Sumerian “tablet house” tradition: copying out tablets, for the most part. However since Sumerian was no longer spoken, it was taught in school. In fact, it seems that all instruction was given in Sumerian despite it not being the native language of the students. Sumerian was the language of religion and religious texts, so naturally those learning to be scribes would need to know it. 
It also seems that some girls were allowed to be educated, at least in the Babylonian empire. 

Back to School Series 

Sumer

Akkad

Persia

Egypt

Athens

Sparta

Rome

Maya

Aztec

Inca

Posted at 8.05pm, on 09/09/12, with 13 notes.

#babylonia #assyria #mesopotamia #back to school series
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