I’m currently reading “From Distant Days: Myths, Tales and Poetry of Ancient Mesopotamia”.
Given it’s a history book, there aren’t too many cliffhangers in it but the stories have reached out and grabbed me nevertheless.
People are people no matter their ethnicity or historic place.
The major difference now is our level of technology prolongs our life well beyond the average ancient. I could easily stray off into a rant about politics here as that’s an interesting part of the book. Instead, I think the real takeaway is this:
The overall lesson is that we all – no matter our time in history, race, religion or culture – love, fear, live and die in the same ways.
Which is a good lesson to be reminded of in our politically-charged times.
There Are Multiple Examples Of Translations of Carvings
This one caught my eye this morning when I was writing this post. Remember this is thousands of years old. Assyria was an empire from approximately 2500 BCE to 50 BCE (give or take.)
“A Woman’s Lot
The wife of a tongue-tied talker is a slave girl.
My mouth can make me the rival of men.
My mouth has made me renowned among men.”
Sounds like a story of one woman’s personal change and growth to me.
Stay safe this week my friends.