Some Babylonian merchants worked locally, trading goods with the people who lived within a city or local villages. Their loads were usually small, and were carried in sacks on their backs. For big loads, a piece of cloth was wrapped around the goods, then the ends of the cloth were attached at the forehead. Heavier goods could be strapped on to a pallet.
Sling bags were mainly used by people who were trading local goods.
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