Once upon a time there were two young lovers; Pyramus and Thisbe, the most beautiful youth and she, the loveliest maiden of all the east, lived in Babylon, the city of Queen Semiramis.
One night, they decided that they would try to slip away and explore the city and open country, where at last, they could be together in freedom. They decided to meet at a well know place, the Tomb of Ninus.
By the time Pyramus arrived Thisbe was killed by a lion.
Pyramus was so sad that he decided to kill himself with a sword.