Ancient Mysteries That Still Baffle Scientists Today

Sumerian King List

An ancient cuneiform clay tablet lists every single one of the Sumer kings, going all the way back to the third millennium BCE and is a veritable who’s who of power rulers of the ancient Sumerians. What makes the Sumerian King List some intriguing is the reigns of many of the prehistoric rulers.

Some kings, according to the tablet, reigned for thousands of years and some for hundreds of years. Did the people of ancient Sumer live an incredibly long time? Was this proof of their divinity? Or is it simply a mathematical error? It seems unlikely that so many mistakes were made…the keepers of the Sumerian Kings List took great care to be as accurate as possible in their record keeping.

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