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Envisioning a Buyid heritage - 'Amid al-Din at Persepolis 444/1053

In one most famous paper, Oleg Grabar asked ‘Why Write on Buildings?’. And the prominent scholar proposed some reason, and some perspective from which inscriptions and graffiti can be seen and studied. 617 more words

Reading Inscription

Is Mark's Gospel in a Mummy Mask?

Sources have recently reported that a late-1st century copy of Mark’s Gospel on papyrus has been discovered in secondary use as mummy wrapping. The dating is said to be ca. 346 more words

Biblical Archaeology

Written Stone Lane

Written Stone Lane, Longridge

Written Stone Lane is little more than a country lane today, but it is part of an old Roman road and was once a thoroughfare. 387 more words

Local Legends

Artistic relations between East and West: Italian renaissance painters

It has been some time now that I am more and more interested in artistic influences between the Eastern and Western Mediterranean.

As always, nothing new under the sun: I am not the first one. 676 more words