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

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Magical signs: An extraordinary phenomenon or just business as usual? Analysing decoration patterns of magical gems (1) International Conference: Magical Gems in Contexts. Budapest, Museum of Fine Arts, 16-18 February 2012. 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 […]

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Charakteres and the Budapest Magical Gem Database

Image: Screenshot of a sketch of how a GUI for the Charakteres should look like. I had a fantastic week at Budapest and Pécs and we successfully developed a GUI (graphical user interface) and the CMS (content management system) for the additional module of the Campbell-Bonner-Magical-Gem-Project Database: The Charakteres. Yes, they will get their own GUI which will provide the […]

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Neue Erkenntnisse zu den Objekten des „Pergamon-Kits“ (Budapest, 2010)

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At September 24th 2010, Prof. György Németh organised an international seminary on magical signs in antiquity at the ELTE University, Dept. of Ancient History, Budapest. Seven scholars were invited to talk about their research on charakteres. Link to the programme and the abstracts of all invited speakers Abstract Neue Erkenntnisse zu den Objekten des „Pergamon-Kits“ Die zehn Objekte aus Pergamon, […]

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