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Anguiform graffiti in the Roman quarries at Gebel el Silsila

Nilsson, Maria LU (2015) In Journal of Intercultural and Interdisciplinary Archaeology p.85-96
Abstract (Swedish)
The current issue of Journal of Intercultural and Interdisciplinary Archaeology is mainly dedicated to the various aspects of Renenutet/Isis Thermouthis, but also snake-like deities, their iconography and associated apotropaia. This paper will explore three main topics associated with this topic within the sandstone quarry of Gebel el Silsila: 1) Graeco-Roman anguiform pictorial representations, 2) various deities defined (or associated) with the demotic snake-determinative pA-Si (Shaï/Psais, also known as Agathodaimon), and 3) a unique textual reference to the Greek/Hellenistic goddess (Agatha) Tyche (Fate), who occasionally was regarded an ally of Isis Thermouthis and a Greek female form of the more frequently listed Egyptian Shaï.
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  abstract     = {The current issue of Journal of Intercultural and Interdisciplinary Archaeology is mainly dedicated to the various aspects of Renenutet/Isis Thermouthis, but also snake-like deities, their iconography and associated apotropaia. This paper will explore three main topics associated with this topic within the sandstone quarry of Gebel el Silsila: 1) Graeco-Roman anguiform pictorial representations, 2) various deities defined (or associated) with the demotic snake-determinative pA-Si (Shaï/Psais, also known as Agathodaimon), and 3) a unique textual reference to the Greek/Hellenistic goddess (Agatha) Tyche (Fate), who occasionally was regarded an ally of Isis Thermouthis and a Greek female form of the more frequently listed Egyptian Shaï.},
  author       = {Nilsson, Maria},
  language     = {eng},
  number       = {2},
  pages        = {85--96},
  series       = {Journal of Intercultural and Interdisciplinary Archaeology},
  title        = {Anguiform graffiti in the Roman quarries at Gebel el Silsila},
  year         = {2015},
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