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THE BURIAL OF A KING
THE BURIAL OF A KING
The Babylonian Kings are buried in Earth in a posture and manner which can allow them to continue worshipping the holy Mardok in the afterlife. This is the procedure for a King’s burial is different from the burial of other people. This is because the King is the Chief Priest of all Ziggurats in the nation. He is also the religious head and ruler of the nation. The King is also the Spiritual Head of the nation. The King is revered by the people for these functions he performed. The King is a representation of the piousness, piety, truth, and everything good in the society including bravery and protection of the nation. The King is so important to the society and nation in being the voice of the nation to pray to the holy Mardok for the requirements of the nation and society. The Babylonians wanted to honour the King for this pious duty and wished him to continue his Prayers and worship even in the afterlife for their benefit. At the core of Babylonian religion (Mescac) is the Ziggurat. It is a pyramidal structure. It has been the place of worship for Babylonians for more than 20 million years now. The King is the Chief Priest of all Ziggurats and Babylonian religion (Mescac). Whenever the King is in Ziggurat, he is the one who leads the prayers. Thus, over a period of time, the King, the Ziggurat and Mescac came to be related very closely to each other. Since, the King was holiest as Chief Priest, many Kings preferred to be buried in Tomb Ziggurats, which are now known as Pyramids. In fact, Pyramids are a copy of the Ziggurat in which the King worshipped the Mardok and led prayers. For many Babylonians and Babylonian Kings, residing in a ‘Ziggurat like Tomb’ meant that they could continue their worship to the Mardok, even after death. In most nations of Babylon the ’Tomb Ziggurats’ were not as elaborate as in Babylon Egypt, where they represented structures almost similar in size to the Central Ziggurat. In most other Babylonian nations, the ’Tomb Ziggurats’ for the Kings were miniature copies of the Central Ziggurat made of mud bricks, which over a period of time have merged with the soil. Thus, Pyramids or ‘Tomb Ziggurats’ were the award to the King for their religious work and their righteous lives. All the things that were available to the King in a Ziggurat were made available to him in his ’Tomb Ziggurat’. This included his weapons, his best dresses, his religious robes, his amulets, his ornaments, his helpers, his crown, his prayers. It was reasoned that the worshipping by the King should continue in the afterlife unhindered. The process of mummification, which involved the elaborate process of removing the viscera except the heart and putting them in a preservative jar, drying the body with Natron salt and wrapping the body in long sheets of Linen, with preservative salts and solution put between the layers, was a step to keep the King intact to worship the Mardok in afterlife. Thus, essentially tombs of Babylonian Kings, particularly Egyptian Babylonian Kings are a way into the afterlife, to continue the worship of the holy Mardok, as it was done in Life. Another important aspect of the King Tomb Ziggurats are that they are beautifully decorated with drawings, sculptures and readings from the holy book-Babylonian Bibliya. Again this ambience was also present in the Ziggurat, where the King worshipped in life. Thus, the King’s Tomb, the Pyramids and their contents are in line with the dual duties and status of the King, both as Monarch and religious Head. Thus, In Mescac the burial of Kings in a “Tomb Ziggurat’ is the religious duty of the alive and imperial, religious right of the King. Similar to the Kings, other high Priests who performed daily prayers and religious ceremonies could ask to be buried in ‘Tomb Ziggurats’. The ‘Tomb Ziggurats’ are very well decorated by both architecture and drawings, paintings and sculpture. It is similar to Central Ziggurat, which was priested by the King. The Paintings, Drawings and Sculpture tell the stories intertwined with the Babylonian Bibliya Commandments. Over time, the stories also changed or were modified and hence their depictions in Paintings, Drawings and Sculpture also changed. The Babylonian King has the right to a ‘Tomb Ziggurat’ and his subjects must ensure that for him.
The Babylonian King is the ruler The Babylonian King is the monarch The Babylonian King is the religious Head The Babylonian King is the Chief Priest The Babylonian King presides over the worship in Ziggurat The Babylonian King is righteous and pious The Babylonain King is learned and wise The Babylonian King is the Custodian of Mescac The Babylonian King follows the Commandments The Babylonian King is the enforcer of righteousness The Babylonian King is the enforcer of Mescac The Babylonian King deserves to continue his worship in the afterlife The Babylonian King needs a ‘Tomb Ziggurat’ to continue his worship to the Mardok The Babylonian King can be preserved for the prayers and worship in the afterlife The Babylonian King is buried in a ‘Tomb Ziggurat’ so that the King can continue his royal worship Let the King pray Let the King worship Let the King transcend this world Let the King reach the Mardok Let the King rest in Peace The world will be in peace