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By Ted Kaizer

This quantity advances our figuring out of the faith, society and tradition of Dura-Europos, the small city at the Euphrates identified because the Nineteen Thirties because the 'Pompeii of the Syrian desert'. numerous good points make the positioning very likely our greatest resource for daily existence in a small city positioned at the outer edge of the Roman global: inscriptions and graffiti in ten historic languages; sculptures and frescoes combining components of Classical and Oriental artwork; an important papyrological file of any army unit within the Roman international; records when it comes to the neighborhood economic system; over a dozen pagan sanctuaries; plus a famously painted synagogue and the earliest Christian condo church, prepared in a gridiron urban plan and surrounded through well-preserved fortifications. Dura's special findings facilitate the examine of existence in a provincial small city to a point that archaeology and heritage don't often allow.

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