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Parentage of Ancient American Art and Religion (10 November 1910)

TitleParentage of Ancient American Art and Religion (10 November 1910)
Publication TypeMagazine Article
Year of Publication1910
AuthorsBrookbank, Thomas W.
MagazineThe Latter Day Saints' Millennial Star
Volume72
Issue Number45
Pagination708–711
Date Published10 November 1910
KeywordsAncient America – Mesoamerica; Ancient America – South America; Ancient Near East; Archaeology; Architecture; Assyria; Jaredites; Kingdom of Babylon
Abstract

This series discusses the Babylonian and Israelite people who established Book of Mormon civilizations. Brookbank suggests that the Jaredites were Semites. The ancient ruins left in America have distinct Babylonian and Assyrian influence. The Nephite-Israelite people of the Book of Mormon have also left their mark upon civilization. The seventh part covers monumental architecture, winged symbols, bridges, statuary, double walls, lack of cloisters and fireplaces, idol worship, and "high places."