Around 2,000 B.C., the Sumerian city-states were conquered and united by a succession of rulers and empire builders. The first of these was a man by the name of Sargon.
Legend suggests that Sargon was abandoned by his mother. Placed in a reed basket, he was pushed into the Euphrates River where he was found by a farmer in the kingdom of Akkad.
Eventually Sargon grew up and became the ruler of Akkad. He immediately began a military campaign in which he united all the Sumerian city-states. Following the death of Sargon’s grandson, the empire that he had built collapsed.
One ship drives east and another drives west with the selfsame winds that blow. Tis the set of the sails and not the gales that tell us the way to go.
Like the winds of the sea are the ways of fate. As we voyage along through life, Tis the set of the soul that decides its goal, and not the calm or the strife.
Ella Wheeler Wilcox
The process of mummification in Egypt involved removing all moisture and internal organs, then drying the body and anointing it with various preserving chemicals.