He pushed open the fourth door, walking into a large room stacked from floor to ceiling with ancient tablets, manuscripts, and books.
Sumer has been supposed to be the original of the Biblical Shinar; but Shinar represented northern rather than southern Babylonia, and was probably the Sankhar of the Tell el-Amarna tablets (but see Sumer).
The best preserved are Tablets VI.
Gabe paced as Tamer climbed a ladder to tablets stacked at the top of one limestone shelf.
There is, however, considerable carving on the interior walls, the best specimens being on the tablets, affixed to the walls with plaster.