PIC: When you’re so angry about copper grade you chisel it into rock

2.9.2020, 21:58 - eeppo

Stone tablet from the Old Babylonian period circa 1,750 BC complains about low grade ingots sold by wealthy Ur merchant.

Excerpt translated from Akkadian cuneiform:

“How have you treated me for that copper? You have withheld my money bag from me in enemy territory; it is now up to you to restore my money to me in full. Take cognizance that (from now on) I will not accept here any copper from you that is not of fine quality…

“I shall from now on select and take the ingots individually in my own yard, and I shall exercise against you my right of rejection because you have treated me with contempt.”

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