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Roxy's Tumor

Roxy has a lipoma, a collection of fat cells that start multiplying and grow into a mass under the skin. Usually these tumors are not malignant, instead the problem occurs when the mass becomes too big too ignore. That's what happened with Roxy. “Doc, Fran says we have to remove this mass,” Ray reported. “I thought we could ignore the thing, but Fran complains about it every time she looks at Roxie.” Roxie, an eleven-year-old female spayed Bassett was presenting every month for issues. As a dog's body ages, more health problems come up, and it was that time in Roxie’s life for things to start falling apart. Today she came in with a very noticeable swelling behind her right shoulder. Rory sha

Amarna Letters

The scribe, Girgous developed a modern-day skill few others in the ancient world possessed; the ability to recall someone’s thoughts and words by looking at characters placed on a piece of moist clay, a very magical and powerful feat. Listening to the Mayor, Girgous deftly carved cuneiform symbols into wet clay with his stylus. Rib-Hadda observed, even though he couldn't read this written language. The scribe knew what he was doing. He studied at the Tablet-House for nine years learning the intricacies of etching symbols onto clay, symbols powerful enough to bring any thought, any conversation back to life, verbatim. They no longer relied on unreliable memory. When he finished his thoughts,

Ishtar, Lion Goddess of Ebla

The other main temple, in fact the largest temple at Ebla, was located in the Lower Town North, and was part of a large cult complex, Ishtar’s Cult Area, also dedicated to the great goddess, in her quality as patron deity of the whole town. Ishtar’s Temple in the Lower Town (Area P) featured, like the other contemporary temples, one long cella, and was turned to the South, and it was located by the edge of a wide open space, the Cisterns Square, where ceremonies took place, also in the open, during which gifts for the goddess were thrown in favissae excavated in the square area. On the west side of the square Ishtar’s Cult Terrace stood, an imposing and massive stone structure, with a wide a

Ishtar's Ebla Temple

The other main temple, in fact the largest temple at Ebla, was located in the Lower Town North, and was part of a large cult complex, Ishtar’s Cult Area, also dedicated to the great goddess, in her quality as patron deity of the whole town. Ishtar’s Temple in the Lower Town (Area P) featured, like the other contemporary temples, one long cella, and was turned to the South, and it was located by the edge of a wide open space, the Cisterns Square, where ceremonies took place, also in the open, during which gifts for the goddess were thrown in favissae excavated in the square area. On the west side of the square Ishtar’s Cult Terrace stood, an imposing and massive stone structure, with a wide a

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