Babylonian era problems. (photo via tbc34)
And we haven’t even touched on the true hilarity of the situation yet. Consider two additional facts:More like 4000 years ago but yes. Ea-nasir and his dodgy business deals.Are you telling me we know about a specific guy who lived 5000 years ago, by name, because he was a huge assholeOk but there was this guy called Ea-nasir who was a total crook and would actually cheat people ought of good copper and sell them shit instead.old school hate mailImagine how pissed you have to be to engrave a rock
The amount of correspondences complaining to and about this guy are HILARIOUS.
- He wasn’t just into copper trading. There are letters complaining about Ea-nasir’s business practices with respect to everything from kitchenwares to real estate speculation to second-hand clothing. The guy was everywhere.
- The majority of the surviving correspondences regarding Ea-nasir were recovered from one particular room in a building that is believed to have been Ea-nasir’s own house.
But this guy, this Ea-nasir, he kept all of his angry letters - hundreds of them - and meticulously filed and preserved them in a dedicated room in his house. What kind of guy does that?
This is an awesome story but I always get twitchy about the whole “carved into rock” bit. This wasn’t carved it was stamped into clay with a little stylus.