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Babylon Myth and Truth
Tue 12 October 2010, 12:00 p.m.
According to Mesopotamian beliefs, mankind was created in order to serve the gods. Every city had a specific god who protected the city, and to whom a temple was dedicated. The gods appeared and also behaved like humans, although they possessed supernatural powers. Representations of divinity are found on reliefs, cylinder seals, and many other works of art. In order to show that it was a representation of the gods, their images would be identified for example with eye-catching crowns made from horns. Every divinity had its own symbol. The crescent moon and a circle stood for the moon-god Sin, the star for the goddess Ishtar.
Meeting point: Pergamonmuseum, Infostand
Costs: 5 EUR
Besucher-Dienste der Staatlichen Museen zu Berlin
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