The manuscript of this volume is based on the transliterations, translations and notes of Simo Parpola, both previously published and newly undertaken for this volume. The Project staff in Helsinki contributed heavily to the development of the manuscript. More details will be found in the editor's preface.

Our thanks are due to the Trustees of the British Museum, London; for permission to publish illustrative material in their keeping and to their photographic department for their prompt and professional service. We thank I. L. Finkel of the Department of Western Asiatic Antiquities of the British Museum and M. J. Geller, University College, London, for timely collations. We thank the Olivetti (Finland) Corporation for continuing technical support and the Finnish Ministry of Education for subsidies to help offset the costs of publication, and we express our gratitude to the Academy of Finland and the University of Helsinki for continuing financial support for the Project.

Helsinki, July 1993Robert M. Whiting

Robert M. Whiting

Robert M. Whiting, 'Foreword', Letters from Assyrian and Babylonian Scholars, SAA 10. Original publication: Helsinki, Helsinki University Press, 1993; online contents: SAAo/SAA10 Project, a sub-project of MOCCI, 2021 []

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