Ancient languages are a little hobby of mine, not just because of their many fascinating symbols and geometric marks, but because I always wonder how they sounded.
We actually have no way of knowing how a particular language sounded in those days, although linguists and archaeologists have done an excellent job deciphering these languages and providing us with examples of how these extinct languages sounded. I mean if most people didn't read or write, how did they know what things sounded like?
“Only scribes and priests could read and write in Akkad.”
While archaeological pillaging is quite common in some parts of the world, the receding waters around the state of CA caused by the draught has triggered new concerns by exposing vulnerable historical artifacts.