Shumma Alu

'Shumma alu' is a series of tablets relating to omens.

They explain the meaning and consequences of everyday omens. For instance, even spilling some water might be considered important and meaningful.

This was used as a reference for the scribes who 'read' omens as part of their duties. They advised people about the meaning of omens and how to avoid the consequences.

Click on the tablets to discover what they describe.

What does 'Shumma alu' mean?