Martin Levy, Chemistry and Chemical Technology in Mesopotamia’, 1959 was the topic of an earlier blog post.
Here I present: Martin Levy, Chemistry and Chemical Technology in Mesopotamia’, 1959, PART THREE (III).
The three metal ages of copper, bronze (tin-copper alloy), and iron are commonly used terms in everyday conversation. ABOVE are the logograms of the Sumerian language of Mesopotamia’ with Chinese logograms also. A timeline of the elements’ of the periodic table’ is shown BELOW. The first items are marked with “question marks” referring to ancient history.
The Sumerian language is the first written language; and, below is a listing of Mesopotamian’ elements’.
Here I presented: Martin Levy, Chemistry and Chemical Technology in Mesopotamia’, 1959, PART THREE (III).
The deciphering of the Sumerian language of Mesopotamia’ changes the views of ancient history. If archaeological chemists find in excavations corroborating evidence of writing from Mesopotamia’ questions of elements’ are answered. Cuneiform writing is not usually a subject for non-archaeologists, or non-linguists. The cuneiforms of copper, tin, and iron are logograms like modern Chinese. Symbols are different but chemistries ancient and modern are not different.