Originally posted by FreeMason
No but Kano, the difference lies completely in Summerian mythology, where they worked for their gods
True...The most important work that contributred to Sumerian society was organized & run by the temples. The priests delegated the work & assigned
people to do it. Ditch-digging (for irrigation & creating mud bricks for building because they had no stone or wood to work with until trade with
other countries picked up) was overseen by the temple. Farming was also run by the temple...As a side note, the temple preists had a wide variety of
food to choose from while the "peasant workers" only ate bread & onions...Even prostitution was run by the temples.
...Brewers & bartenders were always women...
Originally posted by Byrd
UP, most of the ancient people of that area made the image of the king 3-20 times larger than the rest of the people when they were depicting an
Sumeria was the first recorded civilization to consider their "kings" to be of divine origin...Gilgamesh was said to be of 2/3 divine heritage
(Three parents...Go figure
Originally posted by ByrdEven the royal statues at Karnak show the Pharoah's children very small
This was more in relationship to the person's importance to the rulership of the country...Sort of an indication of relative stature in the statue
). Such perspectives weren't used for the purpose of depicting actual *giants* among the royalty.
[Edited on 17-1-2003 by MidnightDStroyer]