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February 2020

Creating the Cult of a Goddess: Politics and Religion at Mari in the Old Babylonian Period

February 27 @ 1:45 pm - 3:15 pm
Fowler A222, 308 Charles E Young Dr N
Los Angeles, CA 90024 United States
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Traces of ancient Mesopotamian religion have been discovered by archaeologists working across the modern Middle East—temples and other religious structures, worn by time; small fragments of once-opulent cult statues and temple furnishings; clay tablets inscribed with stories of and hymns to the gods; and mundane records of administrators, concerned with tracking the many cults that could inhabit a single city. While the Assyriologist A. Leo Oppenheim cautioned that these remains were capable of revealing “only a dim reflection” of Mesopotamian…

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