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June 02 2010

08:57

Interview: Hwa Young Jung, Manchester Digital Laboratory

Photo of people working at MadLabI recently connected with Hwa Young Jung from Manchester Digital Laboratory, a Manchester, UK based community space where members of the creative community can come together to meet, learn, and work. Hosted in 1000 sq. ft.

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January 05 2010

15:38

TABLETS: FROM THE ASSYRIAN AND ROMAN EMPIRE TO SILICON VALLEY

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Here they are:

An ancient clay tablet inscribed with cuneiform script, a type of writing once common in the Middle East, foundeds in southeastern Turkey in October 2009.

And a Roman “curse tablet” from Leicester, England, found near the ruins of a townhouse dating from the second century A.D., with a lead sheet bearing an inscription that asks a god to kill the thief who stole a man’s cloak.

(Photographs by University of Akron and Trustees of the Haverfield Bequest)

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