Shapiku’s cuneiforms


An example of Babylonian text, in its original ‘cuneiform’ script from 5,000 years ago, then transliterated into our modern Latin alphabet, then translated into English. Attributed to a ‘Sapiku of Borsippa’ it is a prediction of the future. Sapiku was a 7th century BCE astrologer and priest who was an advisor to the king of that time.

Credits: The Reports of the Magicians and Astrologers of Nineveh and Babylon: Vol II and Babylonian-Assyrian Ittu [Omen] Astrology Before 550 BC via GifCities and Internet Archive, The Visual Astrology Newsletter

Prince George

Introducing Prince George, future heir to the British throne and son of Princess Kate and Prince William. Recently, Janet Street-Porter, a journalist, presenter and one of the hosts of mediocre gossip show Loose Women, branded the little Prince a ‘cross-dresser’ after being annoyed by his parents’ choice of traditional baby and toddler outfits.

A bit harsh on a two-year-old, don’t you think?. It’s not like he actually picks out his own clothes.

Credit: Giphy via Toronto Sun