Good news! Archeologists uncovered a 5,000 year old Sumerian clay tablet. It turns out that the primary reason that writing started was to keep track of debts and other costs.
This clay tablet has been translated to say: “29,086 measures barley 37 months Kushim”. That makes Kushim the first individual in recorded history whose name is known to us. He (she?) is not a king, entertainer, conqueror or athlete. But an Accountant.
We accountants are so proud!
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