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Palimpsest 4

03.24.2011  |  By
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“Palimpsest i.e. a parchment from which one writing has been erased to make room for another.” H.D.

“In Iraq the new moon’s position in the sky is horizontal. In Sumer this appearance of the Moon resembled the crown or horns of Inanna. Correspondingly the shape of the ubiquitous boats, called in Sumerian mà-gur, the primary mode of transportation through the marshes of the delta, still copy the crescent shape of the new moon. Nanna was thought to ride the crescent moon-boat of heaven on its monthly course.”

Betty De Shong Meador, Ina... More