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Forward to Seek First the Kingdom, the March of Hope

Mesopotamia, 2700 B.C.

Somewhere on these ancient plains, early on a still night, perhaps after family, guests, and servants ready themselves to take their leave for sleep, we might imagine this great king, one of the first warriors and dragon-slayers to rise out of ancient mythologies and take on the figure of a real historical personality (Carroll 1985), staring into the setting darkness. 2,088 more words


Gilgamesh ✘

The king has killed all of the enemies of the city-state of Uruk.

Having accomplished everything he ever wanted, he spends his time fighting in the streets of the city, and taking the virginity of each new bride before her wedding night.   306 more words


week 6: the female body ii

This week we move to a different kind of conceptualisation of the female body, and the role of prostitution in the ancient world.

In the ancient Mesopotamian  1,704 more words


1 October: The Epic of Gilgamesh

On 1 October 1853, in  the ruins of the ancient library of Ashurbanipal, king of Assyria, at Nineveh, Hormuzd Rassam discovered the “Epic of Gilgamesh”, 439 more words


Gilgamesh: jornada ao fim do mundo

Palestra de Steve Tinney, Professor de Línguas e Civilizações do Oriente Próximo, Universidade da Pensilvânia.


Babylon by Paul Krizwaczek

Sometimes I just don’t gel with a book.  This is an interesting account of the history of ancient Mesopotamia from the formation of early cities through the Sumerians, Akkadians and Assyrians to the arrival of the Persians.   211 more words


Cosmos - The immortals | S01E11

This episode of Cosmos deals with two ways of immortality: the figurative one — Writing as a timeless means to record your ideas, and the literal one — future of our species, who thrives forever, because they have all — and more — of our strengths, and none — or few — of our weaknesses. 459 more words

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