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Mason or priest? : A comparison between Graeco-Roman signs on magical amulets and symbols in Egyptian quarries

Nilsson, Maria LU (2015)
Abstract
The aim of this paper is to present a general introduction to a series of Graeco-Roman quarry marks found in Egyptian quarries and on extracted stone blocks within temple structure, and to evaluate their possible apotropaic or superstitious significance by comparing them with figures and characters on magical amulets. Included is also a brief introduction to the authors’ current research project dealing with so called pseudo script in the Egyptian sandstone quarry of Gebel el Silsila.
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Gebel el Silsila, quarry marks, pseudo script, non-textual marking systems, Ptolemaic, Roman, magical amulets
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Pseudo script in Gebel el Silsila, a query into quarry marks, characters, codes and magic
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English
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  abstract     = {The aim of this paper is to present a general introduction to a series of Graeco-Roman quarry marks found in Egyptian quarries and on extracted stone blocks within temple structure, and to evaluate their possible apotropaic or superstitious significance by comparing them with figures and characters on magical amulets. Included is also a brief introduction to the authors’ current research project dealing with so called pseudo script in the Egyptian sandstone quarry of Gebel el Silsila.},
  author       = {Nilsson, Maria},
  keyword      = {Gebel el Silsila,quarry marks,pseudo script,non-textual marking systems,Ptolemaic,Roman,magical amulets},
  language     = {eng},
  title        = {Mason or priest? : A comparison between Graeco-Roman signs on magical amulets and symbols in Egyptian quarries},
  year         = {2015},
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