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Parentage of Ancient American Art and Religion (13 October 1910)

TitleParentage of Ancient American Art and Religion (13 October 1910)
Publication TypeMagazine Article
Year of Publication1910
AuthorsBrookbank, Thomas W.
MagazineThe Latter Day Saints' Millennial Star
Issue Number41
Date Published13 October 1910
KeywordsAncient America – Mesoamerica; Ancient America – South America; Ancient Near East; Archaeology; Architecture; Assyria; Jaredites; Kingdom of Babylon

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 third part discusses embossed work, arched ceilings, ornamentation, sculptured slabs, inscribed walls, sculpture, statues, and dress.