Really hyped to show a little of my approach to Mesopotamia 4th century BCE!!I wanted to depict the farmland and the farmers of Babylon – ordinary folks going about their lives and doing the work that supports Great People like Alexander... If you've been following my historical fiction work you'd realise my interest in material culture and the people who produce these things, and my disinterest in royalty, so this spread is a reflection of that. The world can have their kings and queens. Give me sun-baked mundanities and basket weavers and dirty feet instead...
Footnotes:Iraq Seed Project (2008)
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