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Long history of writing on metal plates

Long history of writing on metal plates

The great antiquity of the practice [of writing on metal plates] may be seen in the discovery in 1937 of such a gold tablet in Sumerian Umma,...[1]


  1. Hugh W. Nibley, An Approach to the Book of Mormon, 3rd edition, (Vol. 6 of the Collected Works of Hugh Nibley), edited by John W. Welch, (Salt Lake City, Utah : Deseret Book Company ; Provo, Utah : Foundation for Ancient Research and Mormon Studies, 1988), Chapter 2, citing F. Thureau-Dangin, "Une tablette en or provenant d'Umma," Revue d'Assyriologie 34 (1937): 177—82..