Scene 1: Agriculture
Farmer 1: Isn’t it much easier to grow our own food in the fields than hunt and gather in the wild?
Farmer 2: Especially with all this technology like irrigation, the wheel and domesticated animals.
Farmer 1: Oh yes! Everything becomes much easier with the oxen helping with tough work and donkeys pulling all the carts!
Farmer 2: And there’s more than enough barley, wheat, dates and grain to sell the surplus at the market!
Farmer 1: Life is good.
Scene 2: Food
Farmer 1: Honey! Where is our food, our guest has been waiting!
Farmer 2: No, no it’s quite alright. I’m not very hungry anyways.
Farmer 1: But I insist!
Wife: Danilum! Take this out to the table and serve the guest!
Slave: Yes miss. (walks to table) Here are your meals sir.
Farmer 1: Thank you Danilum.
Farmer 2: I love all the varety of food we have in Akkad… dates, hummus, beer, honey and milk… all amazing dishes.
Farmer 1: And much easier to find and prepare than the little meat and plants we’d find hunting and foraging in the wild!
Farmer 2: Agreed old friend, agreed. I wouldn’t want to live anywhere else than Akkad!
Scene 3: Economy
Farmer 1: Ah Ilurabi good friend! What brings you to the marketplace!
Farmer 2: Galili! I just returned from the bank, I have to sell some surplus grain and buy textiles for the wife, what about you?
One of the biggest issues facing governments around the world is ensuring there is enough food for every person on this planet. When compared to the many advances made in almost every field, the production and distribution of food in the third world and developing nations has remained very poor. Technology has made now it possible to clone and mutate existing plants so that they can be relocated ...
Farmer 1:Well I’ve been waiting for a shipment of ivory for two weeks now! The merchants promised it’d be in today!
Merchant 1: I did say that, and you know Galili, I always keep my word, the finest ivory in the fertile crescent, all yours!
Farmer 1: Ahh very good, it’s incredible how we can find anything we need at the marketplace, I can’t imagine how the hunter gatherers manage!
Merchant 2: And anyone can become a merchant or trader, Akkad is a place of opportunity!
Scene 1: War
King: General why don’t these 2 soldiers have spears!
General: I apoligize my king, but there seems to be a shortage of spears for our infantrymen. But we have enough copper helmets, battle axes, daggers and shields to supply an army twice our size!
King: Very good then, but these men need spears! What say you?
Soldier 1: Agreed my king, we’ve spent the last 6 months walling the city in case of attack.
Soldier 2: It is so sturdy the gods would find trouble in tearing it down!
General: The wall almost surrounds the entire city-state, it will be completed within a month.
King: This is what I like to hear, protecting my people from harm is my priority! Good work General!
Scene 2: Religion/Culture
Priest: My people! Have you heard of the ziggurat being built in Ur? It is to be 21 meters in height, not only will our hearts extend to the heavens but our buildings will too!
Woman: What about sacrifices, where can we make them in order to protect our families?
Priest: There are tablets of cunieform set up in the center of the ziggurat instructing you on what sacrifices are acceptable to the all powerful gods!
Man: But will the gods help us?!
Priest: Enlil is a benevolent god! He will provide for you and all the people of Akkad as long as we show him the necessary sacrifices!