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Syrian Civil War destroys its heritage

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#1 Ken Gilmore

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Posted 15 November 2013 - 09:09 PM

Rachel Davidson notes at PolicyMic that one of the consequences of the Syrian civil war has been the destruction of historical sites such as the UNESCO World Heritage Site listed Umayyad Mosque in Aleppo. http://tinyurl.com/qxmfd5j

World Bulletin reports that the largest stele (inscribed tablet) has been uncovered at excavations at the Turkish border town of Karkamış, site of the old city of Carchemish. The stele is said to date to the rule of Nebuchadnessar II (605 – 502 BCE). There is no report on what the stele actually says. http://tinyurl.com/nu3tzo5

Archaeologist Leen Ritmeyer provides an update on the iMax 3D film “Jerusalem the Movie” – a computer generated recreation of Jerusalem in the 1st century CE. http://tinyurl.com/q7e5lgb
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Posted 15 November 2013 - 10:34 PM

Great links Ken. Very keen on the Jerusalem movie!

'Abba Antony said, "A time is coming when men will go mad, and when they see someone who is not mad, they will attack him saying, 'You are mad, you are not like us.'"'

Ward, Benedicta. The Sayings of the Desert Fathers (2006), Antony 25, p. 5.


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