He who leaves the fight unfinished is not at peace.
Reading by column from right to left: So why do we know about Shulgi and Gudea? It's simply because somebody wrote about them.
Clay bulla and the commodity tokens that were inside it. Before writing was invented, business transactions were recorded with the exchange of clay tokens that represented the items being traded.
The tokens were simple abstract designs used to represent different commodities sheep, grain, cattle, etc. Unfortunately, once the bulla was closed, it was impossible to see what was inside, so the tokens were impressed on the outside of the bulla to reflect its contents, showing the number and type of the commodities being traded.
Each token represents a different commodity. The token designs could just as easily be drawn on a clay tablet. The earliest forms of Sumerian writing were pictographs "picture words" where the sign resembles the object it represents grain, hand, etc.
Pictographs, the precursor to cuneiform writing. The hand on the upper right means "to receive". The dots along the top are numbers. The evolution of writing: Click here to enlarge the chart.
In column I, the signs are simple pictographs and they are drawn with curved lines. They become more simplified in the last two columns. The signs for man and woman were originally pictographs of their genitals, which probably saved a lot of gender confusion. This makes Sumerian writing the first true writing in the world.
Egyptian hieroglyphics never got past the pictographic form. Sumerians never quite developed a true alphabet. An example is shown below. The usual form is on the left. On the right is the compressed form.
To compress or not to compress? This tablet perfectly illustrates the advantage of using compressed print. On the top line, where there are many signs, the scribe was concerned about running out of space, so he used the compressed version of gu4.
On the second line, where there's plenty of room, he used the full version. There are many compressed signs on Tablet Sumerian signs were very elaborate. You know what I mean. See if you can find gu4, the compressed sign for "bull or ox". The above tablet is quite small 35 x 32 mm, approximately 1.
See an administrative tablet from the reign of Urukagina circa B. The King List, recording the names of the rulers of Mesopotamia.Course Area: Not a general education course Designations: Formative Experiences, Upper Division Writing Competency Completion of an Honors in the Major Thesis will count for both Upper-Division Writing and Formative Experiences.
This process normally takes two to three semesters, during which you will register for six to nine hours of level thesis credit. The Sumerian invention and evolution of writing.
Shulgi commemorative timberdesignmag.come. Reading by column from right to left: "(For the goddess) Nimintaba/ His queen/ Shulgi/ The mighty man/ King of Ur/ King of Sumer and Akkad/ Her temple/ He built.".
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