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> You should not buy a prostitute: she is a mouth that bites.
> You should not buy a house-born slave: he is a herb that makes the stomach sick.
> You should not buy a free man: he will always lean against the wall.
> You should not buy a palace slave girl: she will always be the bottom of the barrel (?).
> You should rather bring down a foreign slave from the mountains, or you should bring somebody from a place where he is an alien; my son, then he will pour water for you where the sun rises and he will walk before you.

To read all of the above and to seriously believe that this was indeed written down by a sane person thousands of years ago is to believe that our ancestors on this Earth were bizarre in the extreme. You might understand buying a prostitute, but how do you explain buying a free man? How do you buy a palace slave girl if she belongs to a palace? What does a house-born slave have to do with herbs? Oh, and the aliens….hmmmmm Thanos didn’t include the line warning about the donkey’s midriff., my favourite for a good laugh! Take into account that this tablet must have been reproduced more than once for it to have survived until our times. That implies it was an important text. Does all this ‘advice’ really sound either feasible or important enough? The Story of Sukurru is a multi-layered story, full of information and riddles, with mind-blowing links to our myths and languages. It’s also the first Sumerian literary text to mention the great flood. It doesn’t belong to me. I didn’t write it. But a Mesopotamian scribe sure as hell didn’t write the above garbage either.


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