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.
We get so much in the habit of wearing a disguise before others that we eventually appear disguised before ourselves.
Until the 984 foot high Eiffel Tower was built in 1889, the Washington Monument in Washington, D.C. was the tallest building in the world at 555 feet.