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T h e s e t o m b s as w e l l as t h e h a l f - f i n i s h e d g o o d s i n the T o m b o f t h e G o l d s m i t h s at K n o s s o s are c o n v i n c i n g i n d i c a t o r s t h a t i m m i g r a t i o n h a d t a k e n place; a n d t h e t w o phases o f i m m i g r a t i o n , before 800 a n d again a r o u n d 700, c o r r e s p o n d closely t o the A s s y r i a n campaigns. 38 T h e actual p r o o f t h a t , c o n n e c t e d w i t h t h e appearance o f easte r n p r o d u c t s , t h e r e was n o t j u s t trade t h r o u g h v a r i o u s i n t e r m e diate c o n t r a c t o r s b u t also l e a r n i n g a n d t e a c h i n g t h r o u g h d i r e c t c o n t a c t , lies i n t h e a d o p t i o n o f n e w t e c h n i c a l s k i l l s w h i c h d o n o t arise f r o m s i m p l y b u y i n g f i n i s h e d p r o d u c t s .

T h e n e i g h b o r i n g languages, A r a m a i c a n d P h o e n i c i a n , are k n o w n m a i n l y t h r o u g h casual i n s c r i p t i o n s ; the rest o f t h e d o c u m e n t a t i o n is l o s t . F o r a c o n s c i e n t i o u s j u d g e , a c q u i t t a l b y lack o f evidence w i l l be t h e r e s u l t again a n d a g a i n — a n d yet the o u t c o m e o f m i n i m a l - 35 T H E O R I E N T A L I Z I N G R E V O L U T I O N i s m , a r r i v e d at i n this f a s h i o n , m u s t be a b s o l u t e l y false, as a general c o n s i d e r a t i o n o f p r o b a b i l i t i e s w i l l show.

T h u s the a d m i n i s t r a t i o n o f the Assyrian was based o n t w o l a n g u a g e s , o r rather, t w o s c r i p t s . empire Aramaic 23 as an a d m i n i s t r a t i v e l a n g u a g e c a m e d e f i n i t e l y t o the fore w i t h the A c h a e m e n i d s o f Persia; b y t h e n i t is called " i m p e r i a l A r a m a i c " (Reichsaramaisch) b y m o d e r n specialists. B u t even D a r i u s d e f e r r e d t o t h e o l d e r t r a d i t i o n a n d d e e m e d i t necessary t o have Persian c u n e i f o r m created.

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