By Christina Riggs
From Berlin to Boston, and St Petersburg to Sydney, historical Egyptian paintings fills the galleries of a few of the world's maximum museums, whereas the structure of Egyptian temples and pyramids has attracted travelers to Egypt for hundreds of years. yet what did Egyptian artwork and structure suggest to the folk who first made and used it - and why has it had such a permanent charm?
In this Very brief Introduction, Christina Riggs explores the visible arts produced in Egypt over a span of a few 4,000 years. The tales in the back of those items and structures have a lot to inform us approximately how humans in historic Egypt lived their lives with regards to one another, the common atmosphere, and the realm of the gods. Demonstrating how old Egypt has interested Western audiences over the centuries with its awesome pyramids, eerie mummies, and precise visible variety, Riggs considers the connection among historical Egypt and the trendy global.
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Skeat (op. , p. 72) is inclined to attribute the invention of the papyrus codex as a vehicle for Christian manuscripts as well as that of the nomina sacra to some 'dominating genius at work in the field of the earliest Christian literature'. , John 17: 12 and for the identity of name and person I Clement 59, 3. 4 Acts, 1-7. I 2 NOMINA SACRA 42 again in 19: 1-6 the Word of God has written on him 'a name known to none but himself' and on his robe and thigh were written King of Kings and Lord of Lords.
No. 30, 1974), who maintains that contraction is not a principle known to Greek systems of abbreviation. 2 See E. G. Turner, GMAW, p. 17. 3 Traube, op. , p. 22. 4 See. C. H. Turner in Miscellanea Ehrle (Studi e Testi, 40, (1920)), iv, p. 64; 'Only the primary four ... are everywhere and always abbreviated'. 6, see H. C. Youtie's note on P. Mich. lnv. 337, 4 (late fourth century) in ZPE 22 (1976), p. 66. 6 For eccentric forms in some documents see P. Merton ii. 93 and P. , p. 42. 28 NOMINA SACRA few instances of words outside the standard list being contracted; some come from the pen of an obviously unskilled or ignorant scribe, but one or two (which will be examined later) occur in one of the earliest of all Christian papyri and witness to a stage at which the system was still to some extent fluid.
Lit. Zt. '954, 11, p. 2), but subsequently changed his mind and in The Cairo Geniza 2 (London, 1959), p. 219 claimed P. Oxy. iv. 656 for Judaism. What is true is that the contracted form of KVPWS is in the first three centuries the mark of a Christian manuscript. 2 See M. Delcor, Des diverses manieres d'rcrire le tetragramme sacre dans les anciens documents hebrafques in Rev. Hist. Relig. 147 (1955), pp. '49-73. 3 For this see the comments of Fran<;oise Dunand in Papyrus grecs bibliques (Cairo, '966), p.
Ancient Egyptian Art and Architecture: A Very Short Introduction by Christina Riggs