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John R. Maier

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Samuel Noah Kramer was a Sumerian history and language expert, and the author of over 25 books and 150 articles on Sumer. He begins the interview by reading a piece of Sumerian literature, and continues by discussing what Sumerian literature is about, the time period it was written in, and the types of literature that the Sumerians wrote. He then discusses how he got into cuneiform, the system of writing developed by the Sumerians, and talks about coming to the United States as a child. Kramer concludes the interview by discussing how he became an archaeologist.

Date of Forum

10-6-1981

Season

14

Length of Video

44:07

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Video

Samuel Noah Kramer : 10-06-1981

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