The Mesopotamian Setinal

A special edition on the life of women

Recipe of the Week

How to make Barley Oatmeal

Prep Time: 6 minutes

Cook Time: 30 minutes

Pre-soaking Barley: 1 hour

Total Time: 1 hour, 36 minutes

Yield: 3 cups


  • 1/2 cup whole barley
  • 4 1/2 cups water, divided
  • 1 (3-inch) cinnamon stick
  • Sugar and milk to taste


  1. Soak the barley in 3/4 cup water for 1 hour.

  2. At the end of the hour, add the remaining 3 1/2 cups of water to a saucepan along with the cinnamon stick, cover pot and bring to a boil.

  3. Add the soaked barley as well as the soaking liquid to the boiling water and cook on the fire for 30 minutes or until the barley is soft.

  4. Remove the pot from the heat and sweeten with sugar and milk to taste, stirring until fully incorporated.

Missing Girls

Top Five ways to please your husband

Are you the best wife? Take this quiz to find out what kind of wife you are!

1. Your husband is having a stressful day. Do you...

A. Make him his favorite food

B. Tell him to suck it up

C. Say maybe tomorrow will be better

2. Your husband lost his job. Do you...

A. Start looking for new job opportunities for him

B. Tell him to get a life and to find a new job himself

C. Tell him in a nice way to look for a job himself

3. Your husband tells you to go shop for bread at the market today. You forget all about it and he asks you for some when he gets home. You are afraid what he might do. Do you...

A. Apologize right away and go straight to the market for him

B. Lie to him about the bread and tell him you were robbed

C. Tell him you forgot but you do not go to the market

4. Your husband gets in an accident and breaks his leg. Do you...

A. Give him a massage and take him to a priest immediately

B. You tell him everything is fine even when it is not and you break his other leg in his sleep with a large stick

C. Encourage him to see a priest for help

5. Your husband's mother just died. Do you...

A. Comfort him and show him lots of affection

B. Ask him if he is a big baby for caring about his mother

C. Tell him to forget about his mother and move on

If you chose mostly A's, you are the perfect wife. You love your husband and you want to care for him through the thick and thin. Keep up the good work!

If you chose mostly B's, you have some work to do. You obviously want nothing to do with your husband and if you had the choice, you would leave in the morning. Now, we can't make your husband better but what we can say is that you should at least make an effort to please him. Maybe then, he will be kinder to you.

If you chose mostly C's, you are an ok wife. You might not love your husband that much, but at least you make the simple effort to please him. Nobody is telling you to be perfect but at least you are trying!

Whats going on in local wife trade?

Today, 47 young girls were each sold to many different men. We are here with Dina Shimsha to ask how it went...

"I am 14 years old and i was sold to a 38 year old man..." she says,"I scared about what will happen next. I have been trained all of my life for this day and now that it is here, I am not sure what to expect."

After five days with her husband, we talked with Dina again to see what her life is now like.

"After five days with Akkmad, i have started to notice that he is very paranoid. I am not sure why though..." she tells The Mesopotamian Setinal,"At first, I was nervous but now, I realize that there was nothing to worry about."

Why is that we asked her?

"Akkmad is very nice and sweet to me and he treats me like queen. A woman could get used to this!" she exclaimed.

It seems that Dina is very happy where she is!

Cleaning tips!!!

Speeding Through Chores

"I follow two good tips: Time will fly if you listen to great music, and enlist your family's help."

Laura Stierman

Picking Up

"I leave a basket at the foot of the stairs and toss in any toys or miscellaneous items that were brought downstairs during the day. Whenever I go upstairs, I take the basket with me and unload. It beats running up and down the stairs all day."

Lisa Lutz

Recruiting Help

"My sister and I help clean each other's houses. It's great to share the workload with someone who uses the same cleaning techniques, and it cuts the job in half."

Bryn Scougale

Staying Focused

"I get very distracted while I'm cleaning, so I set a timer for 30 minutes. It helps me to stay focused, and I get more done in a short amount of time."

Brooke Dorr

Girl for Sale! Girl for Sale!

I have a 16 year old girl who is well trained and ready for a man! I am asking for 15 shelks in exchange for this lovely girl! I live at 10948 Duprita Road in the town center of Ur! Come see your future wife today!

This Weeks Need to Have Fashion!

Since winter is coming upon us quickly, come to the market place to get your latest accessory for this winter.

Do you want to look good at a winter party and still feel comfortable? Well, come on down to the market place where you can buy are new shipment of hot winter dresses for all occasion. Hurry soon while supplies last.

Are you having trouble trying to make an outfit that is ether too big or too small look good on you when you know it doesn't. If this is you well come on let the market place take care of all your tailoring needs. So we can make a dress go from this super hard to pull off to wow girl you look smoken.

Just Opened, Come and Take a Look!!

Brand new shops that have opened up in a place near you!! (The market place)

Sally's salon and hair!!

"Hi! We have just opened Sally's Salon and Hair. What we do here is we can do hairstyles like casual (for hanging with some friends or going to a ziggurat), fancy, and a place look,"said Sally to store owner, " We have even had some famous gods and goddess come her even monarchs. So if you think your worthy than come down and try our hairstyles today!

Now Hiring!

Brenda's Baked Goods

Baking your day better since 1100 A.D.

"Hello, we have just opened Brenda's Baked Goods! What we make here are the best bAked goods you have ever tasted! We can make muffins, bread, and many assortments of fresh pastries that are handmade from scratch!" said Brenda the store owner.

Come on down today to try the tastiest best baked goods in town!

On the corner of Kish Jewelers and Queter Street.

Now Hiring!

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Meet and Greet with the Producers

Thursday, Nov. 14th, 11am

Town Center in Ur

Come see us and learn to publish a real newspaper with special guests Shamash and Guragal! Be there or be square!