- Youre Doing Baptism All Wrong
- In his book, The World's Oldest Church, Fordham Associate Professor Michael Peppard examines the iconography from the walls that adorned the earliest surviving Christian church, from Dura-Europos in Syria. Located above the Euphrates River in what is ...
- A look at the cost of 5 years of conflict in Syria
- These include the Apamea archaeological site in Hama, the Tell Merdikh archaeological site in the Idlib region, and the Dura-Europos and Mari sites in Deir el-Zour. ECONOMY " There is no accurate estimate for the economic cost of the ongoing war.
- Yale Art Gallery painting might be oldest known image of the Virgin Mary
- This image of a woman drawing water from a well once decorated the baptistry of an early Christian house-church in Dura-Europos. It could be the earliest known image of the Virgin Mary, according to a scholar from Fordham University. The image has been ...
- Post trauma reconstruction: from Syria to Nepal
- Large-scale damage can also be noted on the archaeological landscapes of Hellenistic-Roman walled city of Dura Europos and ancient Semitic city of Mari.
- Professor's Book Examines Syrian Church
- The church's paintings are housed at Yale University, but Peppard wanted to make a “personal pilgrimage” to Dura-Europos. Yet not long after he started his research in 2010, a civil war broke out in Syria.
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