New Pomegranate Issue Published (22.2)

A new issue of The Pomegranate: The Internatonal Journal of Pagan Studies has been published, belatedly completing vol. 22, 2020.

This one lives up to the subtitle, with contributors from Slovenia, Czechia, Sweden, and Kurdistan.((You won’t find Kurdistan on the map, but it is real to the Kurds.))

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2 thoughts on “New Pomegranate Issue Published (22.2)

  1. Artos

    I saw the contents of the new issue and I am wondering if the article about holy mountans. includes or not the site of Kuh-e Khwajeh (meaning in Persian ‘The Mountain of the Lord).

    It is one of the most fascinating sites I had the luck of seeing. It is a flat-topped basalt mesa with vertical sides, about 1,8×1 km and 100 m high, isolated in the plain of Sistan, in Iran, at the border with Afghanistan, and until 70-80 years ago it was inside a shallow lake. The mountain is called ‘Mount Ushidao’ (The Mountain of the Dawn) in the Avesta, the holy book of the Zoroastrians, and it was also identified with the mountain where the Three Kings gazed at the stars and they departed to Bethlehem from there.

    On a side of the mountain there is an enormous, rather well-preserved mudbrick building, dated about 0-650 AD, where the most important corpus of pre-islamic wall paintings of Iran was found (unfortunately in fragments and disappeared during World War 2). The architecture too is very important.The purpose of the building is unknown. A zoroastrian temple? A palace? A Zoroastrian temple with a theological school? A Buddhist temple?

    The site is still the holy mountain, because a highly revered Islamic saint is buried there.

    If one googles the name of the site one can find pictures and information, unfortunately not always exact. Good information can be found on the website of the Encyclopaedia Iranica.

    I just wrote these few lines not knowing if the site of Kuh-e Khwajeh was mentioned in the article feeling that it is one of the best examples of Holy Mountains.

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