Sunday, September 22, 2013

Babylon, City Maps, Neolithic Art

It's been a whole month since my last post, but with good reason and I am spending so much neck-cramping time bent over books, watching historical documentaries, and organizing color coded flashcards (yes!) in my pursuit of a passing score on an important test. Ancient History is something I barely understood when it was compulsory in elementary school and barely heeded in college when my focus was on more modern eras. I am astonished at each truth I encounter, from the first forms of writing and art to engineering of humans who had only recently developed language. 

Here are some cool things you might find fascinating too:

  • Babylonian gates (second civilization out of the Fertile Crescent):

  • Development of writing, and the first sound-symbol "true" alphabet from the Phoenicians


Laura B said...

Hello, my love. I wish I had paid more attention to ancient history when I was forced to learn it too. Now that I'm older, I'm having a hell of a time keeping up with our current status.

But, I am studying the industrial revolution and making connections to our existence during the technological revolution. Consider me a web prospector!

The Gate of Ishtar is an the Pergamon Museum in Berlin. It's one of the best museums I've ever visited. Simply breathtaking.

I hope you are well and I look forward to more updates. Good luck on your test, although I'm sure you don't need it.

BuzzKillKatie said...

Laura! So you've seen the gates? Wow. Just another reason why I want to visit Berlin. I think I did great on the test, but it will be a few weeks before my results come back.

I'm going awesome, and would love to send you a real letter if you have a perminentyish address. Email me!