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Sumerian antiquities at the Louvre – 2

Sumerian seals were typically cylindrical, although simple square and cubical seals are also known. All a trader had to do was to run the seal across the clay sealing the merchandise while it was still wet and everyone would know its owner.

Sumerian antiquities at the Louvre – 1

If anything at all deserves the appellation “antique”, it is a relic from Sumer. The following pictures are from some of the most magical rooms at the Louvre, and that’s saying something. Sumer and its cities have always fascinated me and it was with something bordering on the reverence for the divine that I took … Continue reading


People often ask me what I do, sitting alone in my room. These days it’s more to do with my depression, but not always. This is the book I’ve been reading, rather started reading. On page 45 is mentioned Lugalbanda, ruler of Erech, the second oldest city in Sumer. He was apparently such an important and … Continue reading