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Friday, January 15, 2010

Hammurabi, king of Babylonia (1792-1750 BC), likely had poor eyesight. He is depicted in ancient murals wearing a primitive version of a monocle.

See also:
- The Code of Hammurabi

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  • You're kidding, right? Are you actually suggesting that a king who died over 37 centuries ago actually had access to ANY kind of corrective lense, let alone a monocle? I don't think so, Factropolis.

    By Anonymous Baconnurabi, at March 05, 2009 5:37 PM  

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