Her Name Remembered, by Elise Morrow

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2300 BCE  City of Akkad on the Tigris River, Mesopotamia      BANG!   King Sargon slapped the flat side of his sword onto the cedar banquet table and those there who continued to laugh and shout would soon regret it. SILENCE! bellowed the king’s massive bodyguard who stood behind him and blew a discordant trumpet...

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Most of my life I have been a visual artist. I love art history and a while ago learned about an artifact portraying an important Mesopotamian woman who was a princess, priestess, and poet-- in fact, the first named author in history. During the pandemic isolation, I developed the urge to write her story.

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