a mecca of Christianity?

The commandment “Make yourself no graven image” has long been strictly followed in the Arab world. There are very few statues of the caliphs and ancient kings of the region. The pagan gods in the desert were usually worshipped in an “aniconic” way, that is, as beings without form.

But now a narcissistic work of human self-portrayal has turned up in Yemen. It is a figure, chiseled in stone, which apparently stems from the era of the Prophet.

Buried Christian Empire in Yemen Casts New Light on Early Islam – SPIEGEL ONLINE.

An interesting story… would like to see more research, of course.

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