I read recently some limited information about Babylon, and it doesn't sound right to me, so I thought I'd ask.
I saw from one source that the wages for one year of unskilled labor may have been about 10 shekels of silver, with one shekel at that time being about 11.5 grams.
I saw from another source that 1 gur of barley (about 300 liters) is one shekel of silver.
And then I heard that 1 shekel of barley is 1 shekel of silver.
So 300 liters of barley is equal to 11.5 grams of barley? That doesn't sound right. And one year of unskilled labor is worth only 115 grams of silver? I must be misunderstanding something here.
I just generally want to know what food prices were like in Babylonian times, as in if I went to the market to pick up grain and spice and salted meat, how much would it cost in their currency?