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Extremely Rare Neo-Sumerian Palace Messenger Tablet from Iri-Sagrig, Dated 2027 BC

A clay pillow-shaped messenger tablet from an important palace archive of the Sumerian city Iri-Saĝrig, dated to 2027 BC, with cuneiform text on both sides: “1 roasted mutton, 5 sila soup Ur-šu-suen, chancellor’s assistant when he came for the ’secretary’ of Nana’s field; 3 sila soup, 2 fish Laqipum, cup bearer, royal messenger when he went for royal offerings; 1 sila soup, 1 fish Suškin, royal messenger when he came from Der to the king’s place; 1 sila soup, 1 fish Kuganum, royal messenger; /REVERSE/ 1 sila soup, 1 fish Ilianum, royal messenger when they went to Der; 1 sila soup, 1 fish Namhani, royal messenger; 1 sila soup, 1 fish Lu-šulgira, royal messenger when they came to the governor’s place; 2 sila soup, 2 fishŠugatum, royal messenger when he came to capture fugitive soldier-workers, servants of Ninhursag; 1 sila soup, 1 fish Pululu, eguary when he went for the sikum-mules; A disbursement for the month Nigenlila, 19th day.”

This text dates to the second year of King Ibbi-Sin, the last king of the Ur III. The text is particularly rare because almost all of the named messengers are followed by a description their mission: “Suškin, royal messenger when he came from Der to the king’s place.” The tablet records rations of food and drink distributed by the government to royal messengers. According to Prof. David Owen the Iri-Saĝrig archive is probably the archive of the governor whose office was in the local palace. The king and other members of the royal family occasionally traveled to Iri-Saĝrig, perhaps on their way to or from Nippur or other towns. No town in Sumer was visited more often by the king than Iri-Saĝrig. This may explain the presence of so many royal functionaries associated with the town.

[TRANS] The day I met BTS oppas

(T/N: This is the diary of a girl from 쪼물왕국, a community child center in Seoul. BTS filmed ‘MBC Foodbank Sharing Concert VCR’ with them back in 2014. After the filming, BTS fans also sent the center presents through a donation portal called ‘Happy Bean’. Some ARMYs came to the center that October for a girl’s birthday party since she shared the same birthday with Jimin, and played with them a whole day. Earlier this year, during their New Year holiday, Namjoon called the center and Jimin visited the children there.)

2014, September 19th, Friday

Title: The day I met BTS oppas

Today I filmed ‘MBC Foodbank Sharing Concert VCR’ with oppas from an idol group called BTS. When they first arrived, I didn’t know what to do. But I slowly grew closer to them. At the beginning when we were playing the 3-6-9 game, I ate the Petitzel water jelly tube, but it didn’t taste good so I told V-oppa I would stop eating it, and V-oppa ate it for me. That thing was supposed to be eaten by sucking so I was very happy >_<♡ We had a dance and rap battle with BTS oppas and they lost. They had to grant our wish. They asked what it was and we told them to hug us, so they hugged all of us and told us they would give us the signed albums and then leave. We let go and told them to come when they had free time. Then they left. I was so sad ㅠㅠ

(pictures on the left: my type #1 oppa - V-oppa ♡ / my type #2 oppa / my type #3 oppa)

Neo-Sumerian Messenger Tablet, 2028 BC

A clay pillow-shaped messenger tablet from an important palace archive of the Sumerian city Iri-Saĝrig, dated to 2028 BC, with cuneiform text on both sides: “120 quarts of barleyfor Namhani, a royal messenger; 120 quarts for Dadatabum; 120 quarts for Ur-diĝira; 120 quarts for Puzur-Sin; 120 quarts for Iti-Sin; 120 quarts for Zuzaya; 120 quarts for Utul-Mama; 120 quarts for Ur-Šulpa’e; 120 quarts for Nabi-Sin; 120 quarts for Ahu-țab; 120 quarts for Ahu-baqar; 120 quarts for Igi-anakezu; 120 quarts for Lu-gula; Total: 13 royal messengers, 120 quarts for each; their barley 1,560 quarts; barley salary of royal messengers when they were stationed to surveythe farmers’ field; (the rations) were receivedIlum-asu, the scribe, was responsible; withdrawal in the month of kir11-si-ak; Year when Ibbi-Sin (became) king.”

This text dates to the first year of King Ibbi-Sin, the last king of the Ur III. The text is important because it records huge quantities of barley (total 1560 quarts is equal to 1384 l) distributed by the government to royal messengers. The barley was meant to be rations or salaries in return for their service. According to prof. David Owen the Iri-Saĝrig archive is probably the archive of governor whose office was in the local palace. The king and other members of the royal family occasionally traveled to Iri-Saĝrig, perhaps on their way to or from Nippur or other towns. No town in Sumer was visited more often by the king than Iri-Saĝrig. This may explain the presence of so many royal functionaries associated with the town.

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Starbucks employee goes above and beyond for customer who’s hard of hearing

A gesture of goodwill from a Starbucks barista in Virginia has been getting tons of love on Facebook  employee at a Leesberg location handed local resident Ibby Piracha, who is deaf, a note saying, “I’ve been learning [American Sign Language] just so you can have the same experience as everyone else.” Given Starbucks’ history, the coffee chain may have another reason to give the barista a raise.

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Lil clip from when I met my first internet friend Ibby. It was totally worth the long ass day trip bc shes my other half. climaxclifford

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Sometimes I watch GW2 cutscenes and think, “who decided it was a good idea to put Ibby in charge of anything, he gets lost on a boat” and then I remember the cutscenes don’t actually know what personality I gave him.


Indubhushan is my Guild Wars 2 Sylvari necromancer who thinks death is a horrible thing and is an all-around Priory nerd who’d rather research immortality than fight dragons … but dragons cause a lot of death, so he’ll fight them if he has to. 


shhhh don’t tell him about Mordremoth I’m just now starting Season 2 so he hasn’t found out yet

People who say that everyone is a little autistic are usually nice people that I like, but I still think it is a strange thing to say. If everyone were even a little autistic, fluorescent lights would never have made it past the first round of quality control in any nation.
—  Elizabeth J. (Ibby) Grace, Criptiques
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Ibrahima & Ababacar, Senegal

Models: IG @quaintbaba @ibby_sow
Photographer: @dfams

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