Did anyone else imagine what huge sum the university was asking to give it back?
That’s very cool. I did not know that they had Star Destroyers back in 1826. A long time ago, indeed!
The “oldest counting board” is not very old. When you say “Babylonian” one tends to think antiquity, but this is from the middle of the classical period. The “Babylonians” in question had at this point were no longer even subjects of the Persian Empire, as Alexander had already destroyed that.
More accurate would be “oldest surviving counting board”.
mixture of bitumen of Judea
Should’ve used Judean People’s bitumen.
And for the second-oldest photograph: “Hey, Doris! Come over here and take your clothes off.”
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