Ancient Egyptian scrolls undergo new deciphering process

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  1. Phyllis Sidhe_Uaine

    Phyllis Sidhe_Uaine Junior Moderator, Intro Moderator

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  2. alexa

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    Re: Something that might be of interest (please move if it's in the wrong forum)

    Looks like they found out a real treasure in there. Not only writings of Homer, Sophocles, and Euripides, but historical events and biblical informations. Thanks Phyllis. You gave me something interesting to read for this week-end. :)
     
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    Great article, and moved to the Ancient section - also, title edited to be a little more descriptive. :)

    It is a great piece of reading, though - it's especially interesting to read the point about Revelations stating 616, not 666 - I'm sure I've read this elsewhere before, with an argument claiming it was changed to fit a numerology describing Nero.

    Great to see lost Greek texts coming back, though - loss of literature always seems a particular tragedy.
     
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    This is excellent news! Thanks for telling us.
     
  5. Phyllis Sidhe_Uaine

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    Re: Something that might be of interest (please move if it's in the wrong forum)

    Hey, alexa:

    Did you do the "weekend reading"? If so, what're your thoughts on it? *meowr*

    Phyllis Sidhe_Uaine
     
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    Nope. I had unplanned guests. :mad: And this week-end I'm expecting a friend from the states. Well, I cannot really complain as he's planning a trip to Canada for a few months now.

    I read the article entirely when you post it, Phyllis, but I would like to read all those around it to find out what's hidden in those scrolls. I hope no other guests for next week-end. :)
     
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    Kindest Regards, Phyllis!

    Thank you very much!

    I missed this the first time around. Took a look, too bad I don't read Greek. ;)

    Really nice would be access to the translations, but since they are selling books...I don't see that as likely anytime soon.
     
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    Hey Phyllis,

    I've finally searched around on the links provided with the article. Unfortunately, I didn't find what I was looking for. *meowr* ;)

    Still, I've found interesting informations, like the earliest use of the word "Christian" on a papyrus proven by an arrest letter; the period of Christians' persecution (emperor Valerian AD 257 and 258); The "logia papayrus" : Saying of Jesus; fragments of St Matthew's gospel, fragments from the OT, Homeric versus from Iliad, etc. It's more an "aperçu", than the entire translation.

    Anyway, here is the link for more information :

    http://www.papyrology.ox.ac.uk/VExhibition/introduction/intro_contents.html
     
  9. Phyllis Sidhe_Uaine

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    Now I've gotta find time to peruse (or is it purruse :D) your link. *le sigh* :p

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    No vacation ?
     
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    Vacation? What's that? *le sigh* If it's not one thing, it's another. :rolleyes: I believe you can understand/empathize. :p

    Phyllis Sidhe_Uaine
     

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