Why did this “rock” sell for $605,000 at a recent auction? And who bought it? And where is it now? If you know the answer to any of these questions, please leave a Reply below. Here’s the story of the Nebuchadnezzar Cylinder.

It’s a piece of clay, but what makes it not just any rock is the history of the inscription of Nebuchadnezzar II, a Babylonian King, describing the rebuilding of the temple of Shamash in Sippar which is modern day Tell Abu Habbah in Iraq, and it set an auction record. Why didn’t my history teacher tell me about this item? It’s more interesting than when Columbus landed in North America, don’t you think?

So many questions, so few answers. It’s as though we are being distracted away from the real questions and answers, don’t you think? So I revert back to my first question, i.e. “Why did this “rock” aka Nebuchadnezzar Cylinder sell for $605,000 at a recent auction?”

If you’re up for some really odd questions, try out this youtube video about how it’s tied to Trump’s coming landslide:

Nebuchadnezzar Cylinder

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