Bringing the Past to Life: Conveying Babylon in Writing

The Adventures of Nagel is a great epic set in Ancient Babylon, which was lovingly and wonderfully recreated in writing by Wilma Forester. Bringing the past to life can be difficult. Here’s how. The past always beckons to us. That’s why bringing the past to life can be very difficult. Take, for example, Ancient Babylon, the first cradle of civilization. During this period of human history, towering ziggurats rose over the vast plains of Mesopotamia, threatening to pierce the sky. Marketplaces bustled with trade, filled to the brim with people from all over. In looming temples, scholars strove to decipher the secrets of the celestial realm…