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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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