Dura Europos Synagogue

November 3rd, 2017 § 0 comments § permalink

Dura Europos – a town in modern day Syria, abandoned in the 3rd century, covered in sand and rediscovered in 1885. A synagogue was found there, covered in wall paintings, which is pretty rare in the world of synagogues. ISIS is in control of the area at the moment, and they apparently destroyed and looted a vast amount of the town. I doubt the synagogue would have remained untouched – however, it appears it may have in a way, as most of it was removed and taken to the National Museum of Damascus decades ago.

  

 

The Franks Casket – Early 8th Century (British Museum)

August 3rd, 2017 § 0 comments § permalink

Alessandro de’ Medici (1510-1537)

March 29th, 2017 § 0 comments § permalink

Alabaster

February 24th, 2017 § 0 comments § permalink

The Chaldean Account of Genesis

January 27th, 2017 § 0 comments § permalink

The Chaldean Account of Genesis (1872) was written by George Smith, who translated the original tablets. The story makes up part of the Epic of Gilgamesh, and describes the Great Flood a good while before it is believed the Book of Genesis was written. Some of the images are from sculptures in the British Museum.

Fragment eines Gefäßes (Fragments of Vessels)

October 16th, 2016 § 0 comments § permalink

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Mastos

March 21st, 2016 § 0 comments § permalink

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New Film – “Nimrud’s Babarous Descent” (2015)

March 3rd, 2015 § 0 comments § permalink

“I captured many troops alive: from time to time I cut off their arms and hands; from others I cut off their noses, ears, extremities. I gouged out the eyes of many troops. I made one pile of the living and one of heads. I hung their heads on trees around the city” King Ashurnasirpal II, ruler of Nimrud from 883 – 859 BC.

Bactrian Figures

September 5th, 2013 § 0 comments § permalink

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Andalusia Part 2

November 26th, 2012 § 0 comments § permalink

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