Interest spikes in Sumerian tablets in Gaziantep
GAZİANTEP – DHA
Clay tablet deeds and invoices, dating back to the Sumerian era thousands of years ago, are drawing considerable interest from visitors in the southeastern province of Gaziantep.
Museum director İbrahim Halil Algın said clay was chosen by the Sumerians because it is very resistant, and the tablets are today exhibited in different sizes.
“The tablets have been on display since the opening of the museum in 2008. These artifacts were made by writing on hot soil. They were used 4,000 years ago by the Sumerians for commercial purposes in agreements between people,” Algın said.