Wikipedia states "Weights and measures used at Dilmun were in fact identical to those used by the Indus" Does not common sence scream that the Indus
"could" be Dilimun that Employed the same weights and Measures. Those items exchanged with Dilmun were the exact products of the Indus the same cotton
textiles and domestic fowl, major products of the Indus region. Yet not once is it mentioned that Dilmun could in fact the Indus Valley. In India That piriod was
the golden age same as the Sumerian creation Myth, Dilmun is the Garden of paradice. The word Saraswati appears both as a reference to a river and as a
significant deity in the Rigveda. In initial passages, the word refers to the Sarasvati River and is mentioned as one among several northwestern Indian rivers
such as the Drishadvati. Saraswati, then, connotes a river deity. In Book 2, the Rigveda describes Saraswati as the best of mothers, of rivers, of goddesses.
Dilmun described as "the place where the sun rises" "East of Mesopotamia" and "the Land of the Living", is the scene of some versions of the Sumerian
creation myth, and the place where the deified Sumerian hero of the flood, Utnapishtim (Ziusudra), was taken by the gods to live forever.
The reasoning behind this break with common sence has to enclude the Sumerian account of the "confusion of tongues", and also involves Enmerkar
constructing temples at Eridu and Uruk, it has, since the time of Samuel Kramer, been compared with the Tower of Babel narrative in the Book of Genesis and
the story of the garden of eden.
As of 2008, archaeologists have failed to find a site in existence during the time from 3300 BC (Uruk IV) to 556 BC (Neo-Babylonian Era), when Dilmun
appears in texts. According to Hojlund, no settlements exist in the Gulf littoral dating to 3300–2000 BC.
east of Sumer ("where the sun rises"), and the riverbank where Dilmun's maidens would have been accosted aligns with the Shat al-Arab which is in the midst
of marshes. The "mouth of the rivers" where Dilmun was said to lie is for her the union of the Tigris and Euphrates at Qurnah.
The Harappans also employed regular systems of weights and measures. An early analysis of a fair number of the well-formed chert cuboid weights suggested
that they followed a binary system for the lower denominations--1, 2, 4, 8, 16, 32, 64--and a decimal system for the larger weights--160, 200, 320, 640, 1,600,
3,200, 6,400, 8,000, and 12,800--with the unit of weight being calculated as 0.8565 grams. However, a more recent analysis, which included additional weights
from Lothal, suggests a rather different system, with weights belonging to two series. In both series the underlying principle was decimal, with each decimal
number multiplied and divided by two, giving for the main series ratios of 0.05, 0.1, 0.2, 0.5, 1, 2, 5, 10, 20, 50, 100, 200, 500(?).
Copper ingots from Oman and bitumen which occurred naturally in Mesopotamia may have been exchanged for cotton textiles and domestic fowl, major
products of the Indus region that are not native to Mesopotamia. Instances of all of these trade goods have been found. The importance of this trade is shown
by the fact that the weights and measures used at Dilmun were in fact identical to those used by the Indus, and were not those used in Southern Mesopotamia.
Dilmun, or Telmun was an ancient Semitic-speaking polity in Arabia mentioned from the 3rd millennium BC onwards. Based on textual evidence, it was
located in the Persian Gulf, on a trade route between Mesopotamia and the Indus Valley Civilisation, close to the sea and to artesian springs. A number
of scholars have suggested that Dilmun originally designated the eastern province of Saudi Arabia, notably linked with the major Dilmunite settlements of Umm
an-Nussi and Umm ar-Ramadh in the interior and Tarout on the coast. Dilmun encompassed Bahrain, Kuwait, Qatar and the eastern portion regions of
Saudi Arabia. This area is certainly what is meant by references to "Dilmun" among the lands conquered by King Sargon of Akkad and his descendants.
The great commercial and trading connections between Mesopotamia and Dilmun was strong and profound to the point where Dilmun was a central figure to
the Sumerian creation myth. Dilmun was described in the saga of Enki and Ninhursag as pre-existing in paradisiacal state, where predators don't kill, pain
and diseases are absent, and people don't get old.
Dilmun was an important trading centre. At the height of its power, it controlled the Persian Gulf trading routes. According to some modern theories, the
Sumerians regarded Dilmun as a sacred place, but that is never stated in any known ancient text. Dilmun was mentioned by the Mesopotamians as a trade
partner, a source of copper, and a trade entrepôt.
The Sumerian tale of the garden paradise of Dilmun may have been an inspiration for the Garden of Eden story.