November 2016

Vol. IV, No. 11

Ask a Near Eastern Professional: How the Sumerians Got to Peru

By Alex Joffe

There was indeed a “Sumerian bowl” found in the late 1950s near Lake Titicaca, at the site of Hacienda Chúa, about 75 miles north of La Paz. The dark bowl has a prominent rim and a strap handle, is decorated with carved figures and geometric designs and, most significantly, has a sort of cuneiform inscription on the interior…[READ MORE]

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