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Latest News in Babylon

Hammurabi's Code

The latest in laws

Hammurabi's Code was just finished being put up this afternoon. A lot of the laws are just and fair, but lets look at one of the unfair ones.

"If any one steal the property of a temple or of the court, he shall be put to death, and also the one who receives the stolen thing from him shall be put to death." Part of this law is fair. Yes, if you stole from the gods, you could be put to death. But, lets say I just bought a pumpkin. I didn't know it was stolen from a temple, but it was. I shouldn't be killed. That is just unfair.





Get Your Persian Rugs!!

COMING IN JUST TWO WEEKS!!

Coming to Babylon in just fourteen sunsets from now, a brand new shipment of top of the line Persian Rugs! They have traveled very far just to come to your home. We heard that trade is not going well right now because of the increase in price of wool to make rugs so the prices are going to be very reasonable! Coming into the harbor is a huge ship full of the most beautiful rugs you have ever seen, so come out to the dock and pick one up!


Hanging Gardens

Ordered by Nebuchadnezzar the hanging gardens are good to some and bad to others. How do you feel about them? Some say that the hanging gardens are beautiful and it is wonderful that they keep the Queen in good spirits, but others feel that they are too much work and a waste of money and time. Here is a take on both of these opinions. Some of the good things about the hanging gardens are that they are a nice place to hang out and good way to keep the queen happy but many people work all day watering these gardens and maintaining them. ”Is this really worth the work?” many Babylonians ask themselves. Babylonian Business editors decided that it was not worth the work and that there is too much money and time being put into it.


Buy Your Woman Today!!

Nice for men but not so great for women, women auctions are very debatable. With many good looking women Babylon's women auctions are a great way for men to get a wife. Though buying a women privately from the girls father is nice women auctions are better! With a great selections of different women Babylon's women are top of the line! If you men would like to start a family, or have someone to clean and maintain your house other then a slave a woman is the thing for you! Any time or any day the Women Auction is open for you! Come buy your woman today!


Parade!

Victory!!!!

Come march down Procession Avenue with us today at sunset. After a wonderful victory against the Sumerians come march or watch with us and show your Babylonian spirit! The King will be there so wear your best clothes! With food and fun the parade will be fantastic, so come join us to celebrate!


Victory at War!

YAY!!

Though it was a tough battle with the Sumerians we came out with an amazing win! It was a long hard battle that we fought and sadly many of our men were killed but the important thing is that we came out with a win. As you probably know the battle lasted a long 6 months and we were the underdogs for most of the beginning but we did not let that last for long, we pulled it together and we got our game on and finally the summaries surrendered. We would like to thank all of the solders for their hard work and dedication to Babylon and we would also like to thank all of the solders family’s who lived without their loved ones for 6 months. We would also like to honor the solders that died and thank everyone for their support. Thank you everyone!


Bakery News

Were sorry

Attention all bakery lovers. We are sorry to inform you that Marnibal's Bakery will be closed for the next three years. Marnibal and his family were in debt to Mr.Shnaban. Marnibal's whole family will be his slaves for the next three years, in order to pay off their debt.


Bread Recipe

Though the town bakery has closed they have been extreemly generous and they left us their wonderful flat bread recipe! As you all know the flatbread is wonderful and easy to make so you can now make it at your home or have your slave make it for you! Enjoy the recipe!




Ingredients

3cups bread flour or unbleached all-purpose flour (spoon into a dry-measure cup and level off; see Note)

2tsp. salt

2½tsp. (1¼-ounce envelope) active dry yeast

1⅓cups warm tap water, about 110 degrees

2Tbsp. olive oil


Steps

  1. Mix the flour and salt together and set aside.
  2. Whisk the yeast into the water in the bowl of an electric mixer fitted with the dough hook. Wait 2 minutes, then whisk again to make sure it’s completely dissolved. Whisk in the oil.
  3. Stir in about half the flour mixture until smooth, then stir in the rest. Beat on medium speed until fairly smooth, about 3 minutes. Stop the mixer and let the dough rest for 10 minutes.
  4. Beat on low speed again until the dough is smoother and somewhat elastic, about 3 additional minutes.
  5. Scrape the dough into an oiled bowl and turn it over (it’s very soft, so it’s best to use a flexible scraper) so that the top is oiled. Cover the bowl with plastic wrap. Let the dough rest until it starts to puff, 15 to 20 minutes.
  6. Scrape the dough to a lightly floured work surface. Pat and stretch the dough into a rectangle 3 times longer than it is wide. Fold one third of the dough over the middle section, then fold the other side over that.
  7. Turn the dough 90 degrees and repeat stretching and folding.
  8. Return the dough to the bowl (it may be necessary to oil the bowl again) and turn it over so that the top is oiled. Cover with plastic wrap and let the dough rise until it has doubled in size, about 30 minutes.
  9. The soft dough might be difficult to shape, so flour the work surface well to prevent sticking. Form large flatbreads on a rimless cookie sheet, flexible cutting board, or piece of stiff cardboard to facilitate transfer to the pan.
  10. Use the dough to make the bread



New Priest!

Priest Dekel

We have a new priest. His name is Priest Dekel. Come meet the new Priest at the ziggurat! Priest Dekel is great at curing the sick with wonderful prayers and he is also a teacher for the rising scribes. Priest Dekel will bring great things to Babylon! Come meet Priest Dekel today!

Harvest Time!!

We have some major, exciting news. The harvest was very plentiful this year. There will be no food shortage, what so ever. If you come to the central marketplace tomorrow (west of the main entrance of the ziggurat) you can find many crops for low prices because of how amazing the harvest was this year. Just think of how lucky we were, that the rivers didn't flood to much, or not enough. Don't forget to thank the gods for the great harvest.