Category: ILARA Blog

Ergativity: The Secret of Languages without Subjects

by Hélène Gérardin Who doesn’t recall their first grammar lessons and the enchantment of the terms – “subject”, “object”, “verb” – heard the earliest classes, never to escape the ears of language and grammar...

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...

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...

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