A Collector's Collection
"I have never before written to you for something
precious I wanted, but if you are truly my father,
get me a fine string full of beads... if you have
none at hand, dig it out of the ground wherever
such things are found and send it to me...it
should be full of beads and should be beautiful."
- letter to Uzalum from son Adad-Abum, 1800 B.C.