Napp, if not other noted Entering the Service At least since the New Kingdom, some initiation rituals were part of the introduction to priesthood, involving with high probability vows to keep purity, not to take advantage of the office, and perhaps obedience to the superiors. Some scientists believe, that the 42 “Declarations of Innocence” written in the Book of the Dead are actually such vows from the initiation ceremony. The recently discovered “Book of the temple”, written in Middle Egyptian and probably already dating back to the Middle Kingdom, tells us – as far as can be read in the fragments – of such vows. Amongst other things, the candidate had to attest he has committed no murder. Becoming a priest in Ancient Egypt was an initiation similar to the one undergone by the deceased during their journey through the “underworld”. It was a transition to the sphere of the gods and eternity. That initiation became the central part for all followers of the cult in the Graeco-Roman Mysteries of Isis told for instance by the Roman poet Apuleius. In some cases, priests choose names with special connection to the god, whom they served, for their children; or adults perhaps changed their names, when they entered the temple-service. From the third Intermediate Period on, priests had to live within the walls of the temple. In the Late Period and during the Graeco-Roman time, the priests defined themselves more and more as an elite of knowledge and keepers of sacred traditions – probably in order to compensate the loss of real political power under the foreign rulers of Egypt.
Cyrus cylinder The surviving inscription on the Cyrus Cylinder consists of 45 lines of text written in Akkadian cuneiform script. The first 35 lines are on fragment “A” and the remainder are on fragment “B”. The text is written in an extremely formulaic style that can be divided into six distinct parts:
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Woe to any author who mixes names or locations. However, it seems to me that any historic fiction that does not take place in Britain or North America post requires extra effort. Research books are available, of course, but these for the most part ignore all but Anglo-Saxon cultures. The Orient especially seems to be susceptible to misinformation, ignorance and to some extent, smugness.
This attitude dates back hundreds of years. A good example is the self-satisfied description of opium smoking in The Historical Encyclopedia of Costume by Albert Racinet. Aileen Ribeiro points this out in her introduction. This seems to be the most common problem here in America, thus the subtitle of this article. I must admit that I was among the ignorant until recently. This weapon is represented in movies most notably the Shadow and video games most notably Age of Empires II as a sort of medieval Chinese Uzi with the same power and destructive capabilities.
It naturally never jams although that can be argued as being a cinematic necessity. Another mistake that seems common is that even when Asian archery is represented it is assumed that European and Asian archery are exactly the same thing. This makes about as much sense as saying that since the Chinese and Europeans enjoyed silk their fashion is identical or that since Japanese and English swords are both made of steel then there is no difference between them.
Hundreds of illustrated volumes survive today, doubtless only a fraction of the actual artistic production that began in the Il-khanid Mongol period, if not earlier, and continued into the modern era in both painted and printed form Robinson, Images in literary sources and monuments. It also may reprise a much older fresco tradition as evidenced by the well-known scenes of Rostam painted on the walls of the Sogdian palace circa CE at Panjikant Marshak, pp.
Instead, the painted registers juxtapose selected or excerpted moments to create an epitomized pictorial sequence that evokes the entire tale as the beaker is turned counterclockwise. This same artistic technique is employed on a series of other medieval objects, including a rare textile, whose decor features singular epic heroes Simpson, , pp.
Mithra, the Light of the World, is an ancient sun god identified with Sol Invictus, who was born on December 25th. Mithra resembled Jesus Christ in many ways, including having a virgin birth, 12 companions and an ascension into heaven, as well as other doctrinal and ritual correspondences such as baptism and the eucharist.
This approach will be adopted here in our overview of classical Persian literature, a daunting task in itself given the range and abundance of the material on the one hand, and the need for brevity and conciseness in a survey on the other. In our study of the development of this literature over ten centuries, we will pay special attention to the early formation and origins of different literary genres in Persian works, even though the very notion of literary genres is somewhat arbitrary and a subject of continuing debate and shifting delineation Fowler; Perkins.
Nevertheless the approach is suitable for an overview, for it makes it possible to discuss, however briefly, broader themes and underlying aesthetic assumptions, and to venture beyond a mere recital of dates, titles, and short biographies of major figures of Persian literature. Another major factor in a literary survey is the diachronic dimension: Persian literature lends itself well to this approach, since historical events certainly influenced literary history: The fourteenth century serves as a transitional bridge between the previous and the subsequent periods: Given the importance of local courts and their patronage in sustaining poets and writers, it was inevitable that literature would be greatly influenced by schools of thought in different provinces of the Iranian world.
In the context of this article, the term literature is used to refer to the written word skillfully and imaginatively crafted. Some writings are therefore excluded. On the other hand, one of the salient features of classical Persian literature is the way it incorporates well-wrought and eloquent writings by historians and spiritual figures. This is the only extant part of a general history in thirty volumes; it narrates the events of the reign of the second Ghaznavid ruler, with many retrospective glances into past reigns and previous eras.
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History of Technology Heroes and Villains – A little light reading Here you will find a brief history of technology. Initially inspired by the development of batteries, it covers technology in general and includes some interesting little known, or long forgotten, facts as well as a few myths about the development of technology, the science behind it, the context in which it occurred and the deeds of the many personalities, eccentrics and charlatans involved.
You may find the Search Engine , the Technology Timeline or the Hall of Fame quicker if you are looking for something or somebody in particular. Scroll down and see what treasures you can discover. Background We think of a battery today as a source of portable power, but it is no exaggeration to say that the battery is one of the most important inventions in the history of mankind.
Volta’s pile was at first a technical curiosity but this new electrochemical phenomenon very quickly opened the door to new branches of both physics and chemistry and a myriad of discoveries, inventions and applications. The electronics, computers and communications industries, power engineering and much of the chemical industry of today were founded on discoveries made possible by the battery. Pioneers It is often overlooked that throughout the nineteenth century, most of the electrical experimenters, inventors and engineers who made these advances possible had to make their own batteries before they could start their investigations.
They did not have the benefit of cheap, off the shelf, mass produced batteries. For many years the telegraph, and later the telephone, industries were the only consumers of batteries in modest volumes and it wasn’t until the twentieth century that new applications created the demand that made the battery a commodity item. In recent years batteries have changed out of all recognition. No longer are they simple electrochemical cells.
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Mithras is often represented as carrying a lamb on his shoulders, just as Jesus is. Midnight services were found in both religions. Petra, the sacred rock of Mithraism, became Peter, the foundation of the Christian Church. Itu derivative of Mitu or Mitra is considered as the Vegetation-deity. It is said that Mithra or [the] Sun took birth in the Cave on December 25th.
He travelled far and wide. He has twelve satellites, which are taken as the Sun’s disciples His symbol is the Lamb The worship of the Indo-Persian god Mithra dates back centuries to millennia preceding the common era. The god is found as “Mitra” in the Indian Vedic religion, which is over 3, years old, by conservative estimates.
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The Zoroastrian name of the religion is Mazdayasna, which combines Mazda- with the Avestan language word yasna , meaning “worship, devotion”. In English , an adherent of the faith is commonly called a Zoroastrian or a Zarathustrian. In Zoroastrian liturgy the term is used as a title for an individual who has been formally inducted into the religion in a Navjote ceremony. Zoroastrian philosophy is identified as having been known to Italian Renaissance Europe through an image of Zoroaster in Raphael ‘s ” School of Athens ” by Giorgio Vasari in The first surviving reference to Zoroaster in English scholarship is attributed to Thomas Browne — , who briefly refers to the prophet in his Religio Medici ,  followed by the Oxford English Dictionary’s record of the Warburton, Pope’s Essay.
Overview Theology This section contains weasel words: Such statements should be clarified or removed. April Zoroastrians believe that there is one universal, transcendent, supreme god, Ahura Mazda , or the “Wise Lord”. Zoroaster claimed that Ahura Mazda is almighty, though not omnipotent. Other scholars assert that since Zoroastrianism’s divinity covers both being and mind as immanent entities, it is better described as a belief in an immanent self-creating universe with consciousness as its special attribute, thereby putting Zoroastranism in the pantheistic fold where it can be easily traced to its shared origin with Indian Brahmanism.
The resulting conflict involves the entire universe, including humanity, which has an active role to play in the conflict. It is through Spenta Mainyu that transcendental Ahura Mazda is immanent in humankind, and through which the Creator interacts with the world. As expressions and aspects of Creation, Ahura Mazda emanated the Amesha Spentas “Bounteous Immortals” , that are each the hypostasis and representative of one aspect of that Creation.
These Amesha Spenta are in turn assisted by a league of lesser principles, the Yazatas , each “Worthy of Worship” and each again a hypostasis of a moral or physical aspect of creation.
Water wheels come in two basic designs: The latter can be subdivided according to where the water hits the wheel into backshot pitch-back  overshot, breastshot, undershot, and stream-wheels. Most water wheels in the United Kingdom and the United States are or were vertical wheels rotating about a horizontal axle, but in the Scottish highlands and parts of Southern Europe mills often had a horizontal wheel with a vertical axle.
The Cyrus Cylinder (Persian: استوانه کوروش , translit. Ostovane-ye Kūrosh) or Cyrus Charter (منشور کوروش Manshūre Kūrosh) is an ancient clay cylinder, now broken into several pieces, on which is written a declaration in Akkadian cuneiform script in the name of Persia’s Achaemenid king Cyrus the Great. It dates from the 6th century BC and was discovered in the ruins.
USk Symposium Meet the Correspondent: I don’t feel comfortable when I leave home without a sketchbook and some pens in my bag. I think that my way to put things in my memory is to draw them. And taking pictures isn’t the same thing. I live in a very dynamic surrounding — Israel is a warm country with warm weather and warm people. Of course, we have seashores, which calm us a little bit. I love to sit in a corner of some Tel-Aviv coffee shop and explore relationships: All this unique local mix of cultures, languages and styles is always a great source for inspiration.
You need to be fast, because, as I said, everything is very dynamic. But that’s why I love it so much. Sometimes, I look around, and I find some usual items like sugar bags or napkins. I use them in my drawings to show the atmosphere. Sometimes I draw directly on placemats.
Share He told the Manchester Evening News: Among the first immigrants were the Romans, who in around 79AD built a fort near the rivers Medlock and Irwell. It became a prosperous mill-town, and Manchester’s population grew most rapidly around the turn of the 19th century with the industrial revolution. Now known for its culture, engineering and sports industries in particular, Manchester is the fastest-growing city in the UK. Some Nahuatl words such as avocado, chocolate and tomato have found their way into English via Spanish.
Its origins go back to the sixth century BC.
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Abram, Nahor , and Haran. Haran was the father of Lot who was thus Abram’s nephew , and died in his native city, Ur of the Chaldees. Abram married Sarah Sarai , who was barren. Terah, with Abram, Sarai, and Lot, then departed for Canaan, but settled in a place named Haran , where Terah died at the age of On the way Abram told Sarai to say that she was his sister, so that the Egyptians would not kill him.
God afflicted Pharaoh and his household with plagues, which led Pharaoh to try to find out what was wrong. Abraham and Lot’s conflict When they came back to the Bethel and Hai area, Abram’s and Lot’s sizable herds occupied the same pastures. This became a problem for the herdsmen who were assigned to each family’s cattle. The conflicts between herdsmen had become so troublesome that Abram suggested that Lot choose a separate area, either on the left hand or on the right hand, that there be no conflict amongst brethren.
Lot chose to go eastward to the plain of Jordan where the land was well watered everywhere as far as Zoar, and he dwelled in the cities of the plain toward Sodom. Abram went south to Hebron and settled in the plain of Mamre , where he built another altar to worship God. Battle of Siddim Meeting of Abraham and Melchizedek painting c.