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Deja vu Lions

History has this uncanny way of popping up all over the place. A while back, I was able to visit the Istanbul Archaeology Museum in Turkey. It was an incredible place for a writer who loves inspecting ancient artifacts. For the first time, I got to stand next to one of the famous "striding lions" that had been part of a Processional Way in what was once the city of ancient Babylon. Some 2600 years ago, there were about 120 such lions that guarded the way through the city. There I was, looking ...

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