Tag: from babylon to baghdad: ancient iraq and the modern west

Searching for the Temple of King Solomon

03/06 | The black basalt ruins of the Iron Age temple discovered at ’Ain Dara in northern Syria offer the closest known parallel to the Temple of King Solomon in the Bible.   Read more…

Posted in Biblical Archaeology Sites, Temple at Jerusalem.

Ancient Lullabies in Mesopotamia

01/10 | Parents worldwide and through the ages have longed for a magical cure for their crying babies. In BAR, David Bosworth examines ancient Mesopotamian lullabies used to soothe babies.   Read more…

Posted in The Ancient Near Eastern World.

What a Lotus in the Left Hand Means

01/05 | What does holding a lotus in the left hand mean in ancient Near Eastern art?   Read more…

Posted in The Ancient Near Eastern World.


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