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Back to School: Assyria and Babylonia by Hapo57 Back to School: Assyria and Babylonia by Hapo57
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.

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mephiles-joker Featured By Owner Jun 10, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
cute >w<
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STARLIGHT39 Featured By Owner Sep 15, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
DARLINGS OFG CRWOHVFA CRIES
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Geranger Featured By Owner Sep 10, 2012
Those...those are letters, too? Or characters?
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Hapo57 Featured By Owner Sep 10, 2012  Hobbyist Digital Artist
"Character" would probably be a more accurate description! Still, I think in some languages cuneiform is used more like a letter to represent a sound. These ones are more like pictograms.
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shunuko Featured By Owner Sep 10, 2012
Oh my gosh these are so cute <3 I love the poses and the colors.
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Hapo57 Featured By Owner Sep 10, 2012  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Thank you so much! It was really fun to draw!!
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