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Growing Old In Ancient Egypt

O king, my lord! Age is here, old age has arrived. Feebleness came, weakness grows. Childlike, one sleeps all day. Eyes are dim, ears deaf, Strength is waning through weariness, The mouth, silenced, speaks not, The empty heart recalls not … Continue reading

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The Sumerian Tile

Well before Old Testament times in the Middle East, there was Sumeria whose largest city was Ur, the traditional home of Abraham, and this tile dating from about 2500 BC.  The tile is unimpressive, only about five inches square and … Continue reading

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