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Russian Archaeologist Says Merv Was Origin Of Zoroastrianism
Mehr News ^ | 6-10-2006

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.


TOPICS: News/Current Events; Russia
KEYWORDS: archaeologist; aryans; bactria; godsgravesglyphs; margiana; merv; origin; oxus; russia; russian; victorsariyiannidis; viktorsarianidi; viktorsarigiannidis; zoroastrianism
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1 posted on 06/10/2006 3:16:47 PM PDT by blam
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To: SunkenCiv

GGG Ping.


2 posted on 06/10/2006 3:17:28 PM PDT by blam
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To: blam

Merv Griffin????


3 posted on 06/10/2006 3:18:05 PM PDT by PetroniusMaximus
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To: blam
Nah, Merv was the origin of 'Jeopardy!'. Can't these bozos get anything straight?
4 posted on 06/10/2006 3:19:53 PM PDT by SAJ (x)
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To: PetroniusMaximus


This guy???

They must be kidding!!
5 posted on 06/10/2006 3:19:58 PM PDT by PetroniusMaximus
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To: blam

Merv, Margush, Marghab Bump


6 posted on 06/10/2006 3:20:47 PM PDT by NormsRevenge (Semper Fi - "The Road to Peace in the Middle East runs thru Damascus.")
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To: PetroniusMaximus

lol Beat me to it.


7 posted on 06/10/2006 3:20:57 PM PDT by Mr. Brightside
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To: PetroniusMaximus

my first thought exactly.....as for the rest....is this news? just curious....


8 posted on 06/10/2006 3:23:08 PM PDT by Nightrider
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To: blam

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.


9 posted on 06/10/2006 3:26:51 PM PDT by IronJack
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To: blam
Either him, David Suskind or Dick Cavett.
10 posted on 06/10/2006 3:26:55 PM PDT by headstamp (Nothing lasts forever, Unless it does.)
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To: headstamp

Forgot Mike Douglas too.


11 posted on 06/10/2006 3:27:28 PM PDT by headstamp (Nothing lasts forever, Unless it does.)
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To: blam
See http://whc.unesco.org/whreview/article24.htm

for more on Merv



12 posted on 06/10/2006 3:32:14 PM PDT by bwteim (bwteim = begin with the end in mind)
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To: NormsRevenge

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.


13 posted on 06/10/2006 3:33:21 PM PDT by PzLdr ("The Emperor is not as forgiving as I am" - Darth Vader)
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To: headstamp; All
what about Tom Snyder? Or The Ghoul?

guess we were all on the same page this time...


14 posted on 06/10/2006 3:36:09 PM PDT by the invisib1e hand (screw the media.)
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To: bwteim
Or see http://www.imdb.com/title/tt0697731/

or http://www.tv.com/seinfeld/the-merv-griffin-show/episode/2402/summary.html for Kramer and his Merv studio set...



15 posted on 06/10/2006 3:36:55 PM PDT by bwteim (bwteim = begin with the end in mind)
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To: blam

i say not


16 posted on 06/10/2006 3:37:51 PM PDT by Drango (No electrons were harmed in this posting. Several however, were inconvenienced.)
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To: blam

Can I see the inside of your coat?

Ooooooooo


17 posted on 06/10/2006 3:42:12 PM PDT by Central Scrutiniser ("You can't really dust for vomit.")
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To: blam

Well, for once they're not blaming George!


18 posted on 06/10/2006 3:43:04 PM PDT by headsonpikes (Genocide is the highest sacrament of socialism.)
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To: PzLdr
I believe the lads returned a few days later and killed whoever had crawled out of the rubble.

And did the media bemoan how he was "still alive after the attack?" Nooooooooooooo!

19 posted on 06/10/2006 3:48:27 PM PDT by the invisib1e hand (screw the media.)
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To: the invisib1e hand

The Mongols had the Yasa, or Jasagh, not the First Amendment. Plus, they imbedded reporters - in walls.


20 posted on 06/10/2006 3:50:35 PM PDT by PzLdr ("The Emperor is not as forgiving as I am" - Darth Vader)
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