Tuesday, June 27, 2017

Bamiyan Genizah

Mysterious manuscripts found at Bamiyan in a genizah similar to the Cairo genizah. "Nearly One Hundred 1,000-Year-Old Mysterious Manuscripts Discovered in Afghanistan" - "A mysterious collection of nearly 100 manuscripts have been discovered in an Afghan Cave. An analysis of the texts revealed that they were owned by a Jewish family that lived along the ancient Silk Road about 1,000 years ago. The manuscripts had been written in a plethora of languages , including Aramaic, Hebrew, Persian, Judeo-Arabic, and Judeo Persian. The family that owned the manuscripts was headed by Abu Ben Daniel from the northern Afghan city of Bamyan. For many centuries, this area was famous for the giant Buddha statues, built in the 6 th century, and tragically destroyed by the Taliban in 2001."

Thursday, May 4, 2017

The Jordan Codices

The cover of one of the Jordan Codices with a menorah on it. These codices are made out of lead and were found in a cave.

Thursday, April 20, 2017

Thailand - Writing on Copper

Баран Хасанчеби ‎Archaeology & Prehistoric & Ancient Wonders - "Probably a Pāli Canon written with Pali alphabet on copper somewhere in the area of Thailand."

Cherokee Origins

"DNA scientists claim that Cherokees are from the Middle East".

Wednesday, April 19, 2017

Tutankhamun`s Treasure

The shrine with 4 goddesses. "Grey granite statue of King Tutankhamun as god Khonsu holding the crook and flail with the sceptre. The shaved head except side lock hair is a sign of a child king." Tut in alabaster.

Wednesday, April 12, 2017

Paracas Coastline ans Textile Designs

The Paracas coastline - South America`s west coast. Paracas textile designs. Brien Foerster - Ancient textile designs — at Paracas: Isla Ballesta - ICA.

Saturday, April 8, 2017

The Coptic Queen

"Black roundel with a nereid, or sea nymph, riding a dappled marine horse, and a dolphin behind the nereid’s shawl (Egypt, 4th-7th Century CE), natural linen and natural and black wool, 9 ½ x 9 ¾ inches (Gift of the Estate of Rose Choron, Godwin-Ternbach Museum)". Coptic weaving labeled "Coptic Queen" and 2 MJA versions from 1988 of a similar subject. Prismacolor pencils and metallic inks on parchment. The design is taken from a carved marble pediment. A Coptic tapestry - MJA Studio 1988 (with the metallic gold shining). More detail. Taken from a Coptic marble carving and added to the Coptic tapestry drawing.