Welcome to a Cuneiform writing workshop at the Finnish-Syrian Friendship association (SSYS) in Espoo!

The workshop takes place on Thursday 11th of August from 6-8 pm, in Kutojantie 3, Espoo.

Get to know cuneiform! Come and try one of the oldest writing systems in the world, cuneiform. Cuneiform, originating around 3000 BC in Mesopotamia, was widely used in the Near East for centuries. In this hands-on workshop, you can write on clay in the manner of ancient Sumerians and Babylonians. The workshop is suitable for all ages!

It is given by MA Aino Haavisto. Aino has studied assyriology (study of ancient Mesopotamian cuneiform languages and cultures), various other languages, computer science, and mathematics at the University of Helsinki. Living history through practicing cuneiform writing on clay and teaching this ancient handcraft is one of her hobbies.

This workshop is co-organized by the project Making Home abroad, the Finnish-Syrian Friendship association, and University of Helsinki’s CoE Ancient Near Eastern Empires.