July 18th, 2006

al and chief

Lame's one thing to call him. *shudder*

The Mongol conquerer Timur the Lame (1336-1405), whom Christopher Marlowe called Tamburlaine, played Polo with the skulls of those he had killed in battle. Timur left records of his victories by erecting 30-foot-high pyramids made of the severed heads of his victims.


http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=F5ky5ClIjL8

And interesting. The Beatles, for if they had been born in India.

The translations are my favorite part.
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