an interesting article on Carl's blog "A Hot Cup of Joe", entitled "Sumerians in Bolivia? Probably not.
unfortunately i picked up on this article when the comments already were closed, but since i've just finished reading Irving Finkel's "The ark before Noah
", i've got some info still fresh in my head on cuneiform writing, and the one thing that stands out is that this type of writing was made by pressing a stylus into wet clay, which was then let to dry - at least that's what springs to mind
what i'd like to know is : is there any evidence that cuneiform writing was actually ever CARVED into stone, say on a palace wall, and if so, how does it compare with the carvings on the bowl, which to my untrained eye don't look very much like cuneiform
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