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How do you speak Babylonian?

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The last speakers of the Babylonian tongue died out more than 2,000 years ago but the language can now be heard once again from an online audio archive.

Assyriologist Dr Martin Worthington has persuaded his colleagues to record their favourite texts from the ancient literature.


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