ammu! Did you bring my palm oil? My face is as dry as the desert wind in this dreadful land!
The year is 580 BC. They are in Babylon, an ancient city in what is now Iraq. The ruler, Nebuchadnezzar II, is currently the most powerful king in the region. To strengthen his power, he married Amythis, a princess from a land called Media, which was located in present-day Iran.