Nanshe apparently likes Birds

I recently made my way through translations of two more Sumerian texts, "Hymn to Nanshe" and "Nanshe and the Birds," though before I talk too much about those two religious pieces, we should probably explain who Nanshe is, since she's rather central to them. I had done a little reading up on this particular goddess …

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Weni and Harkhuf, Ancient Autobiographers

Going back to Miriam Lichtheim's book of Ancient Egyptian Literature, I took a look at two autobiographies that were carved into a pair of tombs for certain members of the pharaoh's retinue. The Autobiography of Weni hails from the Sixth Dynasty of the Old Kingdom, and he's notable in having been party to the reigns …

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Ancient Egyptian Life Advice

This one's a little longer that usual I'm afraid, but I found a lot of the material quite quotable, so bear with me. I read these three pieces of literature I'll be discussing in this article a little before the last couple of entries and I put off actually writing about them in favor of …

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