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Pseudo script at Gebel el Silsila : an introduction to Ancient Egyptian quarry marks

Nilsson, Maria LU (2012) In Ancient Planet 2. p.96-111
Abstract
The ancient Egyptian site of Gebel el Silsila is known for its many pharaonic stelai, funerary shrines and the famous rock-cut chapel of Pharaoh Horemheb, but this article leaves the Pharaohs’ chronicles and explores instead a complex and mysterious marking system that is preserved as engravings in the site’s extensive quarries that run on both sides of the Nile. Here we will investigate Graeco-Roman quarry marks, also known as masons’ marks, to learn about their possible practical and symbolic meanings.
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Gebel el Silsila, survey, pseudo script, graffiti, quarry, egyptology, archaeology, epigraphy
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Popular Science
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Ancient Planet
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2
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96 - 111
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2241-5157
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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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  author       = {Nilsson, Maria},
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  language     = {eng},
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  series       = {Ancient Planet},
  title        = {Pseudo script at Gebel el Silsila : an introduction to Ancient Egyptian quarry marks},
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  year         = {2012},
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