The Lion's Historian

A King rides through the Savannah, guided by a retinue of men, and lays waste to the great beasts before him. Some flee from the onslaught. Others attempt, in vain, to defend themselves. They are all victims. They are shot and stabbed. They roar and thrash and bleed out. The earth groans beneath the bounty of blood. Today, that image will earn you an earful from environmentalists and activists around the globe. But millenia ago in Ancient Mesopotamia, it was practically a qualification.

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