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Forthcoming Paper: Magical signs – An extraordinary phenomenon or just business as usual? Analysing decoration patterns of magical gems

Magical signs: An extraordinary phenomenon or just business as usual? Analysing decoration patterns of magical gems (1) Abstract The presented results are based on a statistical analysis of 1075 magical gems being dated between the 1st century BCE and the 6th century CE, deriving from various collections world wide (2). The estimated overall number of magical gems preserved today is […]

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Day 70 – April 7, 2017

Paper day again. The more time I spend working with the leather artefact and the more I look for parallels, read ancient literature, the bible, and more recent publications, the more tiny peaces I can puzzle together. But still, there are open questions which I cannot answer right now, I simply don´t know enough sncient source material. And I think […]

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Day 8 – January 11, 2017

The transferring of the signs to the InDesign file is finished. Working with PGM VII brought up some interesting new information about the magic signs which might support the assigning of individual instructions in this collection to individual authors (of which these instructions were copied). Number of sources entered today: 2 (Q-0018, Q-0019) Q-0018 P. London 121 / P.gr. CXXI […]

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