Letter To Ea-Nassir // World’s Oldest Complaint Letter // Ancient Babylonian Tablet

This is the oldest surviving letter of complaint, from Babylonia in 1750 BC. Found in the ruins of the ancient city of Ur in modern day Iraq, it is addressed to a man called Ea-Nassir and bemoans his business practices. It offers us a glimpse into the every-day life not of a king or a conqueror — but that of an ordinary man, who lived almost 4000 years ago.

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