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Great Sphinx The Nile
Leisure Temple
Sarcophagi
The mummy
Book of the Dead
The Gods
Old and New Kingdom
The writing and scribes
Room Campana
Room of Bronzes




 
Amulet in the Form of Necklace Counterweight
in the Name of Darius I      AF 2913
 
Sully 1st floor room 29
showcase 13


Darius Hystaspes is considered one
of the greatest sovereigns of the Persian Empire.
 
It was he who promulgated a decree allowing
the Jews to finish rebuilding the temple in 515 BCE,
at the instigation of the Prophets Haggai and Zechariah (Ezra 6:1-14).
 
He was a zealous worshipper of Ahura Mazda,
the main deity of Zoroastrianism A241
 
“King Darius said: by the grace of Ahura Mazda,
I did this; what I accomplished appears
excellent to all. ».
 
The symbol of this Trinitarian god is very similar to that of the Assyrian god Asshur. One of the characteristics of Zoroastrianism is dualism, the belief in two independent divine beings.
 
Foundation Charter of the Palace of Darius I in Old Persian
 
Sb 14084  Sully room 14 showcase 4
 
This god was thought to be the creator of all things good. He was perhaps part of a triad, made up
also of Mithra and Anahita (goddess of water and fertility).
 
A number of scholars have linked Anahita with the Babylonian
goddess Ishtar.
 
E. James comments as follows: “She was worshipped as ‘the Great Goddess whose name is the Lady’, the ‘all-powerful immaculate one’, purifying ‘the seed of males [...] She was, in fact, the Iranian counterpart of the Syrian goddess Anat, the Babylonian goddess Inanna-Ishtar and the Greek goddess Aphrodite.” 
 
 
The Soldier of Marathon
Announcing the Victory     L.P. 243
 
Richelieu Cour Puget
 
  
 
The Battle of Marathon in 490 BCE
is one of the most incredible victories
known to history.
 
Legend has it that a messenger ran to inform
the Athenians of the Greek victory over
the Persian invaders commanded by Darius I.
 
This was the start of this rival’s true rise to power.
 
In biblical terms, the humiliation of the Medo-Persian Empire, the ‘two-horned ram’,
by the future power depicted as a ‘goat’ A242,
had been announced a long time beforehand.
- Daniel 8:5-8
 
 
 

 





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