The Yoshikawa Database of Materials for a Sumerian Lexicon
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This database is based on the personal files prepared by Mamoru Yoshikawa, Professor Emeritus of Hiroshima University, over a period of almost forty years. The Sumerians were one of the first peoples to have a writing system. Professor Yoshikawa carried out an exhaustive study of Sumerian texts dating from ca. 2500 B.C. to ca. 1600 B.C. as well as all the books and articles that were then available.. We offer this database to benefit researchers in a diverse range of fields.
For a long time both domestic and international researchers have been waiting for the publication of Professor Yoshikawa's files. The project was financed by a grant from the Ministry of Education and Science. Although the retrieval system is not yet complete, we decided to make it accessible to researchers of the world.
- At present there are 40,596 PDF files, and 33,450 keywords for retrieval.
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