Science: Durable Sin

The ancient pagan religion of Babylonia managed to hold out in a single city for 1,500 years after Babylonia fell. Visiting the U.S. last week, British Archaeologist David Storm Rice told how he rummaged in the almost unexplored ruins of Harran in southern Turkey. Harran was a thriving Moslem city until it was destroyed by the Mongols in the 13th century A.D., but Dr. Rice's interest goes back to 2000 B.C., when Harran was a famous center of worship of the long-bearded moon-god, Sin, giver of light and wisdom. Harran was also visited by Abraham on his way from Ur of...

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