Step Four: After we flattened out our cubes, we carved in our first name initial. That tablet has a “P” for Payton.
Step Five: We carved the letters with a wooden stylus, just like the Mesopotamians. Ava was able to fit her whole name!
Step Six: Next we put the tablets in the oven… sorry you can’t eat them.
Step Seven: This is the finished stage of the tablets. That was a cool project. I sure did like learning how the Mesopotamians wrote their letters. Now I know why the Mesopotamians praised scribes so much, it was so hard to write just one letter! Imagine writing a whole book, it would take you much longer than an afternoon. Did you know in ancient Mesopotamia that scribes studied for twelve years at a school called an Edubba?
I’d like to thank my Mom for buying the supplies and taking all the wonderful photos on this page.
Thanks Mom. Love, Jack.