Judaism in India

Dr. Archana Verma Fig. 1 Pardeshi (“Foreigner”) Synagogue, Cochin, Kerala Although Jews are one of the smallest minorities in India, with a population of only a few thousand, they have existed in India for thousands of years. While they were subjected to the worst persecution in the history of religions in the rest of the…

Villa of Mysteries in Pompeii, Ancient Rome

One such villa which has been found intact is called the Villa of Mysteries, lying in the suburbs outside Pompeii. The identity of the owner of this villa is not established. But this building is particularly interesting because of the series of narrative wall paintings around the inner wall of one the chambers inside the villa. The theme of the narrative has not been definitely identified and hence, it is called the Villa of Mysteries.