Jonathan Taylor of The British Museum
Jon is a curator responsible for the Museum’s outstanding collection of cuneiform texts from the ancient Near East. He has a particular interest in education and literacy in the Near East. He also researches tablets as artefacts, and Mesopotamian ideas of history.
He is co-author of a new introductory book, Cuneiform, published by British Museum Press.
Prior to his appointment in January 2006, Jon was a Research Fellow on the Electronic Text Corpus of Sumerian Literature, University of Oxford and then Leverhulme Research Fellow on the Cuneiform Digital Palaeography Project, University of Birmingham.