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  • ThisIsNotNutella December 12, 2022, 3:52 PM


    The pathetic cuckolded cuck, Rod Dreher performs a valuable service by writing about something far, far more disgusting than his simping, simpering self for a change:

    This is seriously sick:

    Also see here:

    It sure as hell ain’t Orthodox.

    Bring back gibbeting.

    • ThisIsNotNutella December 12, 2022, 3:55 PM

      Oops.. Misposted. Meant for the Twitter Files thread. This doesn’t belong with the stars.

  • Anonymous December 12, 2022, 6:28 PM

    Stands alone. Beautifully, precisely incised.

  • John A. Fleming December 12, 2022, 11:04 PM

    You gotta wonder why the 3000BC Sumerians needed a fixed accurate picture of the night sky. They were farmers, their astronomer priest kings needed to know when it was time to plant because the rainy season is coming, so they normally tracked the sun and moon like all the other ancient civilizations. In the desert, the point on the horizon where the sun rises or sets is a very good indicator of the season.

    They didn’t have watches, so they couldn’t really have closely identified local midnight, so how would they know when the stars are aligned in such a way as to indicate the start of the rainy season? They must have had a water clock or a sand hourglass or something, that when the stars are aligned as shown on the astrolabe, just after the turning of the sand hourglass, that is the day for planting, the feast day of the gods.

    Still, that seems a lot of trouble compared to just tracking sunrise/sunset from the top of a ziggurat.

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