Thank you sir or (madame)

 

Gender assumption and thanks. A bitter-sweet pill to swallow.

Credits: imgur via folkingawesome, reddit r/HighQualityGifs and GIPHY

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