Weld-Blundell Prism: The Sumerian King-List

(Ashmolean Museum, Oxford; number: AN1923.444)

Weld-Blundell Prism Face a (a000140) What is it? Weld-Blundell Prism Face b (a000141)
What is written on it?
Who wrote it, when and where?
What did he write?
Weld-Blundell Prism Face c (a000142) Why did he write it? Weld-Blundell Prism Face d (a000143)
Why is it so famous beyond the world of scholars?
What does the prism say about "the Flood"?
Why should the "Flood" theme be so central to Babylonian literature?
Further Reading: S.N.Kramer, The Sumerians: Their History, Culture and Character (University of Chicago Press, 1963): Appendix E gives a translation of the Sumerian King List.