"This lament by a man, who claims to have been imprisoned through slander, is a sophistocated appeal to the Marduk, god of Babylon, for rescue.
The author is a son of Nebuchadnezzar.
About 550 B.C.
British Museum, London.”
I imagine the peculiar children making a scrapbook like this, combining their pecularities ^_^
16th century French cypher machine in the shape of a book with coat of arms of Henri II
leaves from a tibetan medical guide used for the diagnosis and treatment of patients.
They starred in the movie…
The Studious Servant (c.1871). Augustin Théodule Ribot (French, 1823-1891). Oil on canvas. Glasgow Museums.
Here the subdued lighting and careful tonal arrangements emphasize the mood of quiet contemplation. Ribot, like his friend Boudin, was friendly with the Impressionists, but both the older artists were aware of how different their own art was.
A book shop in Aix-en-Provence, France
Old Akkadian Administrative Text on Gypsum
This beautifully preserved administrative text from Nippur is recorded in Old Akkadian on a gypsum tablet. As the official language of records during the reigns of Sargon (c. 2334-2279) and his successors, Old Akkadian was used in administrative records such as the one above. It was also used in letters, and a few examples of literature in this early form of Akkadian have survived.
Sargon of Akkad is well-known for later legends about his origins, which chronicle how, having been abandoned, he was found floating on the Euphrates River in a basket made of reeds. His name in Akkadian, Šarru-kīnu, is a throne name meaning “The true (kīnu) king (šarru)”. (Sources 1, 2)
Old Akkadian, c. 2340-2200 BCE.
University of Pennsylvania Museum of Archaeology and Anthropology. Photo from CDLI.
SPEAKING OF BOOKS…
Vintage paperback sale!
A Restful Moment
Leonardo Gasser - 1871