@Dayglochainsaw i bet there were a lot of cuneiform tablets that said the equivalent of “we live in a society”

@Dayglochainsaw they also invented bad customer service reviews

i wonder if any of today's ebay scammers and telemarketers will achieve the lasting fame of Ea-nasir the dodgy copper merchant?

In the sumer time, when the weather was fine
You could stretch right up and touch the clay
When the weather's fine,
you had wheat, you had wheat on your mind

Fun fact: King Gilgamesh was the most famous king that Sumerian stories talked about.

And he was*super* gay for a barbarian whom he made his adventuring partner.

For more info, check out the Epic of Gilgamesh. Translations available online... somewhere.

I think I saw a video of people speaking an interpretation of Sumerian. It sounded cool as hell.

@Dayglochainsaw image description:

[picture of ancient city] Neat, it's Sumer!

They invented: [picture of cuneiform] clay

Which they used to talk about: [picture of grain] wheat

they had a lot of fun

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