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Photo Of Ancient Complaint Letter Literally Written In Stone Has The Internet Losing It

By Jonna Ivin-Patton

Twitter user, Christopher M. Cates, shared an ancient tablet that turned out to be a "complaint letter" from a pissed off customer of a shady businessman named Ea-Nasir.  It seems Ea-Nasir was cheating his customers with sub-par copper. 

Part of the complaint translated as:

What do you take me for, that you treat somebody like me with such contempt? I have sent as messengers gentlemen like ourselves to collect the bag with my money (deposited with you) but you have treated me with contempt by sending them back to me empty-handed several times, and that through enemy territory. Is there anyone among the merchants who trade with Telmun who has treated me in this way? You alone treat my messenger with contempt! On account of that one (trifling) mina of silver which I owe(?) you, you feel free to speak in such a way, while I have given to the palace on your behalf 1,080 pounds of copper, and umi-abum has likewise given 1,080 pounds of copper, apart from what we both have had written on a sealed tablet to be kept in the temple of Samas. 

The tablet was an eye-opener for many on Twitter.