The king of Babylon gave a party using sacred temple vessels from Jerusalem for flatware. Then a hand wrote on the wall killing the festive mood. A King James Bible describes his reaction as; "the king's countenance was changed and his thoughts troubled him so that the joints of his loins loosed and his knees smote one against another"(he soiled his Levis). Nobody understood the writing so the prophet Daniel interpreted what in modern-speak would be: "your number's up and your kingdom is given to Persia". Belshazzar the king was slain and Babylon fell in a surprise attack that night by the Medo-Persian general Darius.