Author: ILARA

Maiden with Side Buns: a Mosaic Inscribed in Syriac

by Muriel Debié A Syriac inscription reveals the name of a young woman with a hairstyle traditional of Edessa. This entry introduces a little-known corpus of mosaics currently displayed in the Department of Oriental...

2023: “Writing Systems in the Ancient World 2”

Coordination: Andréas Stauder (EPHE – PSL) Writing was invented, independently, in several places and in always different contexts: in Mesopotamia and Egypt at the end of the 4th millennium, in the Aegean world and...

The Pendants of the Twenty-Second Dynasty, Egypt

by Andréas Stauder The two pendants from the Twenty-Second Dynasty of Egypt once contained protective papyri; the cases themselves and are inscribed with words spoken by Amun-Re and Isis the Great. These two gold...

The Evolution of Linguistic Diversity

Coordination: Amina Mettouchi (EPHE – PSL) There is increasing recognition that the incredible diversity of the world’s 7,000 languages should not be regarded as superficial variations on a fictitious or empirically vague ‘universal grammar’....

Writing Systems in the Ancient World

Coordination: Andréas Stauder (EPHE – PSL) Writing was invented, independently, in several places and in always different contexts: in Mesopotamia and Egypt at the end of the 4th millennium, in the Aegean world and...

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