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Posted 02 March 2008 - 11:10 PM

Barshamin or Barshimnia
This was one of the idols transported by Tigran from Mesopotamia into Armenia, and housed in the village of Thordan, in Daranaghi. The brilliantly white idol was made of ivory and crystal, wrought with silver.

The name Barshamin is derived from the Phoenician Ba-al-shamin, in Aramaic form, meaning “lord of heavens”, like the Bel of the Babylonians.

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