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Clay cuneiform tablet; instructions for dyeing wool; recipes are given to produce blue and purple wools. Credit FAE, Wikimedia Commons

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1 posted on 05/22/2012 1:44:33 PM PDT by SunkenCiv
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To: SunkenCiv

Tie dye Grateful Dead heads manual.


3 posted on 05/22/2012 1:53:48 PM PDT by battlegearboat (Are you a turtle?)
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To: SunkenCiv

One of the tablets was translated and read: OBAMAUMAU - YOU ARE TOAST.


4 posted on 05/22/2012 2:02:37 PM PDT by wetgundog (" Extremism in the Defense of Liberty is no Vice")
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To: SunkenCiv

I think I can just make out “Akkadians suck.”


5 posted on 05/22/2012 2:16:53 PM PDT by colorado tanker
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To: SunkenCiv

Thanks for an interesting post. It would be great to have the knowledge this scholar Studevent-Hickman has and be able to actually hold read and translate tablets like these.

Another tablet from Nippur documents the Sumerian flood story. Dating from the 17th century BC. Noah. Something like 40,000 tablets have been found there.


6 posted on 05/22/2012 2:24:35 PM PDT by Red_Devil 232 (VietVet - USMC All Ready On The Right? All Ready On The Left? All Ready On The Firing Line!)
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To: SunkenCiv

Fascinating.


7 posted on 05/22/2012 2:27:31 PM PDT by douginthearmy (Obamagebra: 1 job + 1 hope + 1 change = 0 jobs + 0 hope)
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To: SunkenCiv
Studevent-Hickman is also researching the details about the investigation that led to the confiscation of the collection, and is studying satellite images up through the year 2001 of the Nippur area to identify signs of looting, indicating where the tablets may have initially been unearthed.

Now THAT would be cool to learn!!

11 posted on 05/22/2012 2:55:58 PM PDT by SuziQ
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To: SunkenCiv
Clay cuneiform tablet; instructions for dyeing wool; recipes are given to produce blue and purple wools

Those colors were produced for royalty. Lydia (from the Bible): was from a city called Thyatira; she was a seller of purple goods. She was a worshipper of God. A good friend of Paul. She also helped finance the early church because she was a widow and a good businesswoman.

12 posted on 05/22/2012 3:50:53 PM PDT by afraidfortherepublic
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To: SunkenCiv

I meant to say that that tablet is just beautiful! It looks like carved ivory.


13 posted on 05/22/2012 3:52:17 PM PDT by afraidfortherepublic
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To: SunkenCiv
It was their version of the NY Times....

'Rich people are evil.'

'Global warming caused by the invention of fire'

'He cheated tens out of their money in Dinosaur Egg Research'

'For a good time send smoke signal to...'

14 posted on 05/22/2012 4:50:53 PM PDT by ExCTCitizen (If we stay home in November '12, don't blame 0 for tearing up the CONSTITUTION!!)
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