Mesopotamia Thrived With NO Ruling Elite*

Mesopotamia civilization flourished for 4,000 years without warriors, warfare, chariots or combat, clubs or swords or a ruling elite.

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Mesopotamia Thrived With NO Ruling Elite*

By Gregory Sams

There is a remarkable discovery that has not yet emerged from our renewed interest in ancient civilization. Yet few remark upon this glaring omission from the relics and records we dig up and discover. I first recognized its absence at a visit to the British Museum, and made a point of going back a few years later for another check. Their Mesopotamian rooms begin at 6500 BC, and as you wander through the exhibits and look at the artifacts and depictions of their culture there are none depicting warriors or warfare, chariots or combat, clubs or swords – for nearly four thousand years. As for kings and rulers, there was a single image thought to be a king because it looks like he’s wearing a crown. And what is this king doing? He is feeding flowers to sheep.

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9 thoughts on “Mesopotamia Thrived With NO Ruling Elite*

    • Good analysis, futuret. Thanks for sharing. I’m reading a really good book right now that explains that globalization is breaking down because corporations no longer find it profitable. It’s too expensive to maintain such long supply chains.


  1. “We are community animals by nature, blessed with high intelligence. Living together should not be a difficult task but a joy. When Tiwanaku civilization eventually collapsed it came about not by conquest but by climate change, after decades of prolonged drought.”
    ~ It would appear that domination, violence, and war have led to humanity’s downward spiral.
    ~ Thanks for sharing, Dr. Bramhall.


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