You follow your cousin to the other side of the city. This is quite an exciting walk as Uruk is much larger than Sippar and you have to pass through many open courts and along narrow roads before you reach the metal-working area. All around you is the sound of hammers on metal and the heat of fires. Your cousin explains how the metal is mined in the mountains a long way down the Gulf and brought to Uruk by boat. The metal is then melted in the furnaces before being used to make tools, weapons and other objects. You decide to stay in Uruk and learn about the metal trade. But first you have to send some letters. This is expensive and you only have money for one letter.

Do you write a letter to your father or one to Iddin-Sin ?

father Iddin-Sin