The sickle sword of Assyrian king Adad-nirari I.

The sickle sword of Assyrian king Adad-nirari I.Dates to ca. 1307–1275 B.C., northern Mesopotamia, 54.3 cm long, and made of bronze.This curved sword bears the cuneiform inscription “Palace of Adad-nirari, king of the universe, son of Arik-den-ili, king of Assyria, son of Enlil-nirari, king of Assyria,” indicating that it was the property of the Middle Assyrian king Adad-nirari I … Continue reading The sickle sword of Assyrian king Adad-nirari I.

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From everything which is or that happens in the world, it is easy to give praise to God [Providence], if a man possesses these two qualities, first the faculty of seeing what belongs and happens to all people & things in this world and not just particular to himself, and two, a humble disposition. If … Continue reading Epictetus on