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Sumerian proverb

Clay lentil-shaped tablet Old Babylonian period (c. 2000-1600 B.C.E.) This tablet was published by Gordon Douglas Young in 1972.  It explains the sun god’s antipathy toward the evildoer. Utu, the sun god, is the Sumerian name for this deity. Utu’s … Continue reading

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Student Tablets

In Sumer, privileged boys, usually sons of scribes, went to scribal school and learned how to write on clay. The graduates of scribal schools became high-level government officials and administrators. Many student tablets are marked with thumbprints and even tooth … Continue reading

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