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Babylonian Farmers Struggle to Recover from Ishtar’s Wrath

Ur — Barely farmers are off to a rocky start in Q2 of the third year of Hammurabi’s reign as the dependable cereal crop failed to reach levels expected before the Queen of Heaven devastated all agriculture in the region. At the time the Tigris and Euphrates rivers normally flood the plains and mark the beginning of the harvest season, scythes lie unused as locals attempt to appease Ishtar and save this year’s crop.… Read more

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