A PROUD 'FIRST' FOR ACCOUNTANTS!

A PROUD 'FIRST' FOR ACCOUNTANTS!

Who is the first person in the recorded history of the world whose name we know? He was, it turns out … an accountant. In his new book Sapiens: A Brief History of Humankind, Yuval Noah Harari goes back 33 centuries before Christ to a 5,000-year-old clay tablet found in Mesopotamia (modern Iraq - See Image). It has dots, brackets, and little drawings carved on it and appears to record a business deal. It’s a receipt for multiple shipments of barley. The tablet says, very simply: 

29,086 measures barley 37 months Kushim

 

 

 

Signed, Kushim.

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