One for our archeaology friends! I guess human jokes have not changed much in 3500 years! (disclaimer: the image is not of the tablets, sorry!)
The riddle reads (what is left of it), " ... of your mother is by the one who has intercourse with her. What/Who is it?
The riddle is essentially "Name who or what who would have intercourse with your mother," with no answer found below it. Some people contend that the answer has been eroded with time. Others have suggested that the author purposefully left the answer space blank. What do you think??
This riddle was found amidst others on the tablet that poked fun towards drinking alcohol and a local governer, and each was provided an answer.
According to the articles I read, the tablet was discovered by J.J. van Dijk in 1976 in an excavation site in present day Iraq, but has since gone msising. He took pictures though!
In case you think I am making this up!
Image used: From Alasdair Wilkin's article on gizmodo, found at https://io9.gizmodo.com/5880232/the-worlds-oldest-yo-mama-joke-is-3500-years-old
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