Old as Dirt - created by kyricom


Old as Dirt
Favs: 0SBS: n/aHi-resRank: 15/29Score: 61.8% (0)5379 views

This is old as dirt, because it IS dirt. This is a macro of a Cuneiform specimen I got about 15 years ago. Cuneiform is among the earliest forms of written communication, from the "Fertile Crescent" area of the Tigris and Euphrates rivers (present day Iraq). The earliest forms are around 5,000 years old. This specimen is about 4,000 years old. They would form tablets of clay (large ones are usually about 5 or 6 inches across), cut a reed from the river bank which had a wedge shaped stalk, and press characters into the wet clay before putting it out in the sun to bake. This particular one is a receipt acknowledging the donation of some goats and sheep to a local temple. Talk about keeping tax records a long time! (5 years and 845 days ago)

avatar friiskiwi
friiskiwi says:

Great and a wonderful description too, I would probably loose some of the black, perhaps about 1/2.

author says:

Thanks for your comment, and suggestion. I think you were right. I've re-cropped it, and hope it looks better now.

avatar friiskiwi
friiskiwi says:

Definitely better, my grandson saw your title and suggested I upload a photo of myself.
Guess who didn't get a chocolate biscuit when he wanted one, LOL.

author says:

LOL... I like your grandson! We used to tell people that we'd try and count the candles on my mother's birthday cake to find out how old she was, but the heat drove us back! Maybe you could sneak him a chocolate cookie from me.

avatar jerostone
jerostone says:

Hey, good author, how about trading this for the full collection of LPs and/or CDs of Valentino Liberace, or that of Gary Glitter for that matter? Unique item, also well captured.

Howdie stranger!
If you want to rate this picture or participate in this contest, just:

LOGIN HERE or REGISTER FOR FREE


Old School 2 Photography Contest


Table Lighters
TableLighters
by
WYSIWYG
6566 views
- final score: 71.4%

Non Digital Keyboard
NonDigitalKeyboard
by
maclu2iaf
8900 views
- final score: 69.9%

Grandma's sewing machine...
Grandmassewingmachine
by
karaflazz
9818 views
- final score: 69.6%

From the Attic
FromtheAttic
by
dem90
5561 views
- final score: 69.1%

My first 'real' Camera
MyfirstrealCamera
by
friiskiwi
6283 views
- final score: 68.2%

Good Cooks
GoodCooks
by
kyricom
2405 views
- final score: 67.8%

Chainsaw
Chainsaw
by
Maltem
7851 views
- final score: 67.3%

Dentist's Dream
DentistsDream
by
kyricom
2723 views
- final score: 66.1%

Blue Bottles
BlueBottles
by
letolicious
3056 views
- final score: 66%

Old copper
Oldcopper
by
friiskiwi
3724 views
- final score: 65%

cameras
cameras
by
mircea
2628 views
- final score: 64.9%

Time for a Tan
TimeforaTan
by
WYSIWYG
2566 views
- final score: 64.8%

Grandfather's snowshoes
Grandfatherssnowshoes
by
patty
3369 views
- final score: 62.4%

Old as Dirt
OldasDirt
by
kyricom
5380 views
- final score: 61.8%

3 x 3 x 7 cm box
3x3x7cmbox
by
friiskiwi
3760 views
- final score: 61.7%

old vice
oldvice
by
kathyw
4514 views
- final score: 61.5%

Color of AGE!
ColorofAGE
by
m0nm0n
1888 views
- final score: 61.3%

no internet or mobile phones
nointernetormobilephones
by
nikita61
3130 views
- final score: 61.3%

Old cap
Oldcap
by
Titome58
2354 views
- final score: 61.1%

the old balance
theoldbalance
by
nikita61
2530 views
- final score: 60.8%

Beer stein
Beerstein
by
Kaie93
2368 views
- final score: 60.6%

Generational Beauty
GenerationalBeauty
by
mamacatt003
3014 views
- final score: 60.2%

old tools
oldtools
by
kathyw
3549 views
- final score: 60.2%

Old lanterns in the barn
Oldlanternsinthebarn
by
nelucraciun
3683 views
- final score: 60.2%

spindle
spindle
by
libertysgems
1603 views
- final score: 59.4%

traditional sheepskin
traditionalsheepskin
by
nelucraciun
5016 views
- final score: 59.3%

old chairs
oldchairs
by
nelucraciun
6721 views
- final score: 59.1%

Rock a lots of babies....
Rockalotsofbabies
by
mamacatt003
4585 views
- final score: 58.4%

ties
ties
by
lincemiope
1777 views
- final score: 57.6%

Howdie Guest!
You need to be logged in to rate this entry and participate in the contests!

LOGIN HERE or REGISTER FOR FREE