DUMBO Street Art / "Horsh Arz el-Rab"

DUMBO Street Art - Horsh Arz el-Rab

The story goes that 4,700 years ago, a battle broke between humans and the demigods guarding a beautiful and grand cedar forest located in southern Mesopotamia - a forest once protected by the Sumerian god Enlil. The guardians of the "Cedars of God" lost the battle to humans, who proceeded to denude the forest of its trees. King Gilgamesh cut the tallest cedar trees to build his city, Nippur. Nothing remains of the cedars in modern day Iraq. A small area in Kadisha Valley, Lebanon is one of the last vestiges of the "Horsh Arz el-Rab", "Cedars of the Lord". That is what happens when humans "win" - they destroy God's forests in order to build cities. We've been destroying God's many blessings in the name of civilization - and in the name of God - for 4,700 years, and we are not going to stop until the eschaton.

More on the Epic of Gilgamesh in a later post.

I do not know why this particular piece of street art reminded me of this story.
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