Shem and the Sumerians

In David Rohl‘s book Legend (Rohl is an egyptologist with many interesting theories on ancient history, but also many that seem like a stretch), he covers an argument regarding the origin of the Sumerians that was presented by Samuel Noah Kramer in his 1963 book The Sumerians.  Kramer is considered by many to be the greatest Sumerologist of the 20th century.  The argument originated with Kramer’s mentor Arno Poebel, who is also a world-renowned Sumerologist.

I don’t know enough about this to add much of value, so I’m just going to quote the key points of the argument: Read More