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IN THE ANCIENT CITY OF EMESA / Pyramid Scheme (2013)


“In the Ancient City of Emesa,” in Lawrence Lek (ed), Pyramid Scheme, London: The White Review, 2013.

In the ancient city of Emesa, there was a tower that King Sampsiceramus drew and design and was then built by a million slaves.  The tower was called Sampsiceramid and was considered as the most beautiful piece of architecture by people of that time before it was even achieved. When Antiochus the Seleucid killed King Sampsiceramus, the construction stopped and the tower remained untouched for a hundred years. When a young and innocent soul finally dared to explore the structure, it is said that he found a jungle inside, full of animals and exotic vegetation. It is also said that the child never came back down.