Tumblelog by Soup.io
Newer posts are loading.
You are at the newest post.
Click here to check if anything new just came in.

March 29 2017

6881 06bc 500
Reposted fromdoge doge viarhubarbrr rhubarbrr
biauek
0753 b85b
Reposted fromsnuggle snuggle viazombiekrasko zombiekrasko
0431 ec29 500

bexalizard:

sumerianlanguage:

prokopetz:

thesparkofrevolution:

blacktyranitar:

thesparkofrevolution:

jakovu:

dama3:

tastefullyoffensive:

Babylonian era problems. (photo via tbc34)

old school hate mail

Imagine how pissed you have to be to engrave a rock

Ok but there was this guy called Ea-nasir who was a total crook and would actually cheat people ought of good copper and sell them shit instead.
The amount of correspondences complaining to and about this guy are HILARIOUS.

Are you telling me we know about a specific guy who lived 5000 years ago, by name, because he was a huge asshole

More like 4000 years ago but yes. Ea-nasir and his dodgy business deals.

And we haven’t even touched on the true hilarity of the situation yet. Consider two additional facts:

  • He wasn’t just into copper trading. There are letters complaining about Ea-nasir’s business practices with respect to everything from kitchenwares to real estate speculation to second-hand clothing. The guy was everywhere.
  • The majority of the surviving correspondences regarding Ea-nasir were recovered from one particular room in a building that is believed to have been Ea-nasir’s own house.

Like, these are clay tablets. They’re bulky, fragile, and difficult to store. They typically weren’t kept long-term unless they contained financial records or other vital information (which is why we have huge reams of financial data about ancient Babylon in spite of how little we know about the actual culture: most of the surviving tablets are commercial inventories, bills of sale, etc.).

But this guy, this Ea-nasir, he kept all of his angry letters - hundreds of them - and meticulously filed and preserved them in a dedicated room in his house. What kind of guy does that?

[ source ]

every time this post comes across my dash (which is often) it has even more cool info attached to it

This is an awesome story but I always get twitchy about the whole “carved into rock” bit. This wasn’t carved it was stamped into clay with a little stylus.

biauek
biauek
3733 3269
Reposted fromfungi fungi viagaf gaf
8472 5cef 500

imabookworm31:

sixpenceee:

A picture demonstrating how smoke is particulate matter suspended in air.

Coolest thing I’ve seen all day

whoa!

Reposted fromdarkbookworm13 darkbookworm13 viagubert gubert
9092 0cd7

unsettlingstories:

ladyjenniferr:

unsettlingstories:

Me in the morning.

What the hell is that thing supposed to be?!?!?!?!

Me. In the morning.

Reposted fromderzw3rg derzw3rg viazombiekrasko zombiekrasko
biauek
5713 a328 500
another barrier has been broken :<
Reposted fromcylonapplepie cylonapplepie
biauek
2163 8df2

hobolunchbox:

Snitches get stitches.

Reposted fromlordminx lordminx viagruetze gruetze
biauek
7965 90f2 500
Reposted fromhagis hagis viagruetze gruetze
1726 f46c 500

itsagifnotagif:

It hurts how relatable this is

Reposted fromstephiknee stephiknee vianibot nibot
4414 6744 500

pyropansy:

I didn’t take many photos this weekend, but you can enjoy this one that made me laugh.

Reposted frombaneofrain baneofrain viagruetze gruetze
biauek
1226 9a6d 500
Reposted fromKrebs Krebs viaambassadorofdumb ambassadorofdumb
9724 12ec

hackedbysombra:

cutepetplanet:

A polar bear cub discovering the joy of bubbles

Oh my gosh baby

Reposted fromtron tron viagruetze gruetze
biauek
7420 8393
superfunny pronk
Reposted fromlooque looque vialeto leto
biauek
Reposted fromzielono zielono viamiimi miimi
4244 17c6 500
Reposted fromerial erial viarhubarbrr rhubarbrr
biauek
Michael Fassbender in Top Gear
biauek
4845 88db
Why you should let me touch your boobs.
Reposted frommenphrad menphrad viaxal xal
Older posts are this way If this message doesn't go away, click anywhere on the page to continue loading posts.
Could not load more posts
Maybe Soup is currently being updated? I'll try again automatically in a few seconds...
Just a second, loading more posts...
You've reached the end.

Don't be the product, buy the product!

Schweinderl