First cuneiform writing of the Mesopotamia civilization was found during archaeological excavations being carried out by the Ministry of Heritage and Culture of Oman in association with the University of Bologna, Italy, in Dibba, Musandam. A necklace or a talisman with the design of an eye was found during
the excavations bearing the name of a Mesopotamian goddess worshipped during the 2nd millennium BC.
Since November 2013 a first version of the website "Liber | Linear B Electronic Resources" liber.isma.cnr.it is online. The LiBER project, launched by the National Research Council’s Institute for the Study of the Ancient Mediterranean (CNR-ISMA) and developed by Maurizio Del Freo and Francesco Di Filippo, aims at producing an updated electronic edition of Linear B texts with the addition of a search engine specifically designed for the treatment of logo-syllabic scripts. At present, the database contains all the Linear B documents from Mycenae, Tiryns and Midea. The database contains texts in transcription and photographs and includes information about scribes, findspots, chronologies and museums. The search engine allows to perform complex queries, the results of which can be displayed as indexes of words, lists of documents or groups of findspots.(M.Del Freo)