Sumerian gold

Benjamin J Todd (bjt@U.Arizona.EDU)
Mon, 15 Jul 1996 00:32:49 -0700

A few semesters ago, I was taking a Humanities course and in it we
learned a bit about the ancient Mesopotamians. In one part of the
course, my professor discussed the Sumerians. In his lectures on them, he
gave some seemingly very strange information about them. For example, he
said that a Sumerian dagger made of 24k gold that was actually functional!
He said that the Sumerians had developed a way to temper gold to a
hardness that even modern technology cannot replicate.
He also said that the Sumerians are different from any other group
of people ever studied, racially and linguistically.
I figure anything is possible, but my friend is very skeptical. I
shared these interesting gems of information with him and he thought they
were a crock.I'd love to prove him wrong, or at least learn more about this
(especially if my information is wrong). If anyone has any information
about these things, please e-mail me directly.


"Throughout your life advance daily, becoming more skillful than
yesterday, more skillful than today. This is never-ending."
-Yamamoto's "Hagakure," the Wilson translation

Ben Todd