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Have the Vikings ever been to Persepolis?

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    Posted: 26-Mar-2006 at 11:01
Originally posted by Cyrus Shahmiri

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The mysterious horns at the terrace wall near the palace of Artaxerxes I in the Persepolis.

 

 

May be some kind of Baal-Molech worship which was widespread in the middle east and Phoenician colonies.

Molech had manifestations as a bull, owl etc.

Note the chest patterns on molech above.

Even today some conspiracy theorists allege buildings are raised to represent Molech.

 

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  Quote edgewaters Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: 26-Mar-2006 at 12:09

Those pictures of Baal altars look like something drawn in the 18th or 19th century. The pictures seem to come from a mythologized commentary made by a rabbi Rashi in the 12th century, A.D.

The closest thing to anything of the sort found in archaeology that I'm aware of are the horned altars, which were used by Canaanites, Hebrews, and Egyptians. They don't look anything like those pictures (nor anything like the decorations on Artaxerxes' palace). Google "horned altar" if you want to see one.

 

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Some of the Vikings went south and south... and reached Crete...




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  Quote Leonidas Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: 28-Mar-2006 at 07:00
Ive seen pictures of buildings from somewhere in north africa (berber/turueg i think) that looks like Minoan and also like that iranian picture.

cant find a picture though


this is close but no cigar




*edit* its Mali



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  Quote Halevi Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: 28-Mar-2006 at 07:19
Originally posted by Digenis

Some of the Vikings went south and south... and reached Crete...




I LOVE CRETE... and especially Knossos...... i have so many wonderful childhood memories from that island... anyone ever been??

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