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Babylonian: A dead language revived

30 September, 2010 - 16:52 GMT
A relief of glazed bricks representing a lion from the reign of the Nebuchadnezzar II period in Babylon

Babylonian is a language that has not been spoken for around 2,000 years.

However, readings of this ancient Middle Eastern tongue can now be heard, thanks to an online project from Cambridge University.

The man behind it is Dr Martin Worthington.

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First broadcast 30 September 2010