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WORLDKINGS - Worldkings News - Asia Records Institute (ASRI) – Istanbul Archaeology Museums: House the world’s oldest love poem

05-10-2021

(WorldKings.org) The tablet contains a balbale (a kind of Sumerian poem) which is known by the titles "Bridegroom, Spend the Night in Our House Till Dawn" or "A Love Song of Shu-Suen (Shu-Suen B)". Composed of 29 lines, this poem is a monologue directed to king Shu-Sin (ruled 1972–1964 BC, short chronology, or 2037–2029 BC, long chronology).

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