Wednesday, December 31, 2014

Fact of the Day: Sargon Moses

In 2334 BC, Sargon I ruled Mesopotamia despite being born a commoner and also a servant to the previous king. After he died a lot of his life became more mythology than reality. Legend says he was the secret child of a priestess who placed her baby (Sargon) in a basket in the river where he was later found. The similarity between stories led many to believe that the birth legend of Sargon inspired part of the Biblical story of Moses.  

13 comments:

Mary Kirkland said...

Interesting. Who really knows where all these old stories came from.

Kati said...

I just wanted to say...sounds familiar!

-Kati

Bob Bushell said...

Silly nonsence.

Valentina Chirico said...

That's really interesting. I'm almost an archaeologist but I'm not studying near east history so everything is new to me (except Egypt history).
I should so some research on this fact
Have a fun nye and a happy 2015

Emmylou said...

I didn't know this. Very similar to Moses/ story indeed.
Anyhoo, just wanna wish you and Daisy a wonderful New Year:)

DEZMOND said...

Mesopotamian history is always interesting, but very complex too and the history of the region as well

Dascha said...

I didn't know this!

I wish you the best wishes for 2015!

xoxo
Dascha

stephen Hayes said...

Another reason to never take the Bible literally.

Pat Hatt said...

Always have to make the stories sound better

Plowing Through Life (Martha) said...

That is very interesting. I've never heard this one before. Happy New Year to you!

Dixie@dcrelief said...

There's always reincarnation and the purposes behind that - get it right this time!

Kay said...

I wonder why the priestess had to get rid of her baby. Did she need to remain a virgin? I wonder.

Caro * said...

Interesting fact.