Skip to comments.Russian Archaeologist Says Merv Was Origin Of Zoroastrianism
Posted on 06/10/2006 3:16:44 PM PDT by blam
Russian archaeologist says Merv was origin of Zoroastrianism
TEHRAN, June 10 (MNA) Russian archaeologist Victor Sarianidi believes that Merv, a province in southern Turkmenistan, was the cradle of Zoroastrianism, the Persian service of Islamic Republic News Agency (IRNA) reported here Saturday.
According to Sarianidi, his archeological team has recently discovered some Zoroastrians temples in the region.
Each has two fire temples -- one was presumably used for religious ceremonies and one for cooking, he added.
The temples date back to some 3,000 years BC, estimated the archaeologist.
Sarianidi had already named the legendary land of Margush as the origin of Zoroastrianism.
Margush is located in Murghab region, Merv.
Merv, Margush, Marghab Bump
lol Beat me to it.
my first thought exactly.....as for the rest....is this news? just curious....
I have it on good authority (*cough* da Vinci code *cough*) that MEL was the source of Zoroatrianism. Merv was the co-producer, but Mel only brought him on board as a favor to his wife. True story.
Forgot Mike Douglas too.
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Merv was destroyed by the Mongols when Chingghis Quan invaded, and conquered the Khwaresm Empire. I believe the lads returned a few days later and killed whoever had crawled out of the rubble.
or http://www.tv.com/seinfeld/the-merv-griffin-show/episode/2402/summary.html for Kramer and his Merv studio set...
i say not
Can I see the inside of your coat?
Well, for once they're not blaming George!
And did the media bemoan how he was "still alive after the attack?" Nooooooooooooo!
The Mongols had the Yasa, or Jasagh, not the First Amendment. Plus, they imbedded reporters - in walls.
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