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Persian Gardens

Before Darius the Great of Persia came Cyrus the Great. Scholars are not entirely sure about the details that led Darius to assume the Persian throne about 8 years after the death of his non-father Cyrus. 370 more words

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Einkorn - The Old and New Great Grain

With all the people avoiding wheat for allergy or disease reasons and the popularity of wheat-free  and low carbohydrate diets, I’ve been interested in ancient forms of wheat… 278 more words

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Frankopan's Silk Road

My review of Peter Frankopan’s The Silk Roads: A New History of the World appears on the About.com site of archaeologist Kris Hirst: Peter Frankopan’s The Silk Roads: A New History of the World… 155 more words

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Christopher Hays on the Divine Suckling

Professor Christopher B. Hays (Fuller Theological Seminary) delivered a lecture at the College de France, on April 15, 2016, entitled, “Imagery of Divine Suckling in the Hebrew Bible and the Ancient Near East… 11 more words


Akhenaten's Capital Recreated in HD

In the 14th century BC, Pharaoh Amenhotep IV initiated a religious revolution in Egypt. He introduced worship of the sun disk Aten to eclipse the worship of all the other gods of Egypt. 140 more words


First blog post

My first blog post. I stubbled upon a  National Geographic article on the latest discoveries out of Jerusalem, uncovering the remnants of a Greek settlement. The biblical tale tells us the Greeks fought one last bloody rebellion here against the Judahites, leaving Jerusalem after their loss. 64 more words

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