Funny things I learned at the Oriental Institute at the University of Chicago:
1. There was a historical pillar engraved by King Senacherib stating that he had defeated Hezekiah, although we know from the Old Testament as well as Herodotus that this was not true...male hubris, sigh.
2. One ruler had "Sargon, King of the Universe" carved into the side of his palace...then he died, just like the rest of us....more male hubris, sigh again. (sorry guys!)
3. My favorite proverb was, " Don't buy an ass that brays too much." I took it personal. Ha!