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Miranda Jackovich

If we look back to ideology from Mesopotamia we can see a pattern of how societies and cultures collapse with the change of deities and believes. City-states had competing deities that would be replaced by other rising powers. As civilizations expand the establishment of values and/or religious beliefs and practices becomes crucial for an empires growth. ‘The Virgin and Child With Saints and Angels Icon’ from Monastery of St. Catherine, Mount Sinai, Egypt and ‘The Virgin of Vladimir’ could be perceived as threats to a relatively new religion. Humans often act out of fear so it can be understable why acts of destruction towards images with icons were done.