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Dura-Europos, a Melting Pot at the Intersection of Empires

Dura-Europos, a Melting Pot at the Intersection of Empires – NYTimes.com

History comes alive in this very cool article about Dura-Europos. It was an ancient city in the Middle East in what is now Syria. It was finally destroyed in a siege.

The story reminded me very much of an exhibition I saw in London when I was a boy about another siege in the Levant, the siege of Masada. Why were history lessons at school never like this?!

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photo: coin of Lysimachus with a horned Alexander

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