New Years Resolutions of 4000 Years Ago

Babylon stone

Four thousand years ago, the ancient Babylonians made resolutions part of their New Year’s celebrations. While two of the most popular present-day promises might be to lose weight and to quit smoking, the Babylonians had their own two favorite: to pay off outstanding debts and to return all borrowed farming tools and household utensils.

from: Extraordinary Origins of Everyday Things by: Charles Panati


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