Chichen Itza
Gebel Berkal

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Manichaeism was a major Gnostic religion that was founded by the Iranian prophet Mani (c. 216-276 AD).

The connection belongs to Religion and Belief connections.

Connected Sites

  • Mogao Caves: "a moderate number of Manichean, mainly Chinese texts (the Hymn Scroll, the Traité manichéen, that is, the "Sermon on the Light Nous, and the Compendium of the Doctrine of Mani") discovered in the book deposit in cave 17" Link
  • Palmyra: "Palmyra became ... the pivot of further Manichean missionary work in Roman Syria" Link
  • Silk Roads: remains of a Manichean church at Kayalyk (AB ev)


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