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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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To: PzLdr
Plus, they imbedded reporters - in walls.
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Okay, quit trying to make us like Mongols.
21 posted on 06/10/2006 3:55:16 PM PDT by Cheburashka (World's only Spatula City certified spatula repair and maintenance specialist!!!)
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To: blam

Again, thanks for the always interesting posts!


22 posted on 06/10/2006 4:01:04 PM PDT by austinTparty
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To: NormsRevenge
Merv, Margush, Marghab Bump

Any relation to Marduk ? ( Marduck - Marduch [sp?] )

23 posted on 06/10/2006 4:06:21 PM PDT by Drammach (Freedom... Not just a job, it's an adventure..)
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24 posted on 06/10/2006 4:16:50 PM PDT by SunkenCiv (All Moslems everywhere advocate murder, including mass murder, and they do it all the time.)
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To: Drammach
"Any relation to Marduk ? ( Marduck - Marduch [sp?] )"

Marmaduke?

25 posted on 06/10/2006 4:56:26 PM PDT by Enterprise (Let's not enforce laws that are already on the books, let's just write new laws we won't enforce.)
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To: PetroniusMaximus

Jeopardy, Wheel of Fortune and Zoroastrianism. this guy's incredible!;)


26 posted on 06/10/2006 5:46:24 PM PDT by Frank_2001
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To: PzLdr
I believe Chingghis Quan operated in the same manner at Herat (destroying the city and then having some troops return to catch those hiding in the rubble) the second time he crushed the city, leaving no survivors. He reportedly said something to Muslims to the effect of, "Your God must hate you very much to have created me as your enemy."
27 posted on 06/10/2006 7:41:22 PM PDT by JimSEA (America cannot have an exit strategy from the world.)
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To: blam

Merv was much better than Mike Douglas, but not as good as Johnny, in my opinion.


28 posted on 06/10/2006 10:55:04 PM PDT by Piranha
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To: blam

I guess that settles it.

Zoroastrianism IS the world's oldest montheistic religion.


29 posted on 06/13/2006 6:48:06 AM PDT by ZULU (Non nobis, non nobis, Domine, sed nomini tuo da gloriam. God, guts, and guns made America great.)
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30 posted on 05/18/2009 6:42:22 PM PDT by SunkenCiv (https://secure.freerepublic.com/donate/____________________ Profile updated Monday, January 12, 2009)
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Marduk .... babylonian god of laws and vengeance right? Enemy of tiamat?


31 posted on 05/20/2009 12:10:16 PM PDT by Centurion2000 (We either Free America ourselves, or it is midnight for humanity for a thousand years.)
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