In a message dated 02/07/2002 9:32:02 PM Pacific Standard Time,
<< By 600 BC, the art of cuneiform writing was lost in dusty
ruins for hundreds of years. >>
Cuneiform was still alive and well in 600 BC in the Neo-Babylonian empire of
Nebuchadnezzar, and did not disappear until c. 150 BC, after which it was
still in use for some texts on astronomy right into the time of Christ.
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