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  Scientific Culture  is a peer-reviewed, open access international scientific journal, an open information vehicle of academic community with a global coverage and issues touching local and regional interest; it is intended as a starting point for presenting research devoted in the broad field of diachronical Cultural Heritage. The journal provides a broader coverage of studying ancient cultures with natural sciences focused on specific topics of global interest.The primary objective is to serve the academic community with the highest quality and speed and non-profit one.It is published online three times a year in PDF electronic format and contains research and theoretical articles on cultural issues coupled with science in English, but also in French and German (with extended English summary) languages……….see AIMS & SCOPE

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  • NEW MARBLE SARCOPHAGUS FROM SYRIAN COAST
      Two anthropomorphic Phoenician marble sarcophagi, located in a necropolis from the territory of the Phoenician site Amrit are discussed in a formal analysis of each and a spatial ontextualization of their discoveries from rescue excavation. A comparison with other sarcophagi known in the region with similar characteristics, e.g. raw materials, style, and the representation of gender across the entire Mediterranean basin, is made. The origin and the date of…
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  • THE ENCOUNTER OF SIMON THE JUST WITH ANTIOCHUS THE GREAT: FROM ZENON OF RHODES TO JOSEPHUS FLAVIUS AND THE TALMUD
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    The story of the encounter of Alexander Macedon with the Jewish nation, reported by Josephus and the Babylonian Talmud, was a favorite topic of many generations of Judaica scholars but fell in complete disrepute in the last century due to several inconsistencies. To account for some of them, Solomon Zeitlin (1924) suggested that the Greek king of the encounter was King Antiochus III, not Alexander, however his idea did not receive the recognition it…
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  • THE CALCULATION OF DOOMSDAY BASED ON ANNO DOMINI
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    Anno Domini, or the year Christ’s birth, was an invention made some 1400 years ago by Dionysius Exiguus, who adjusted a new Easter Computus in order to avert end time fever with the pretext to solve a dispute upon the correct date of Easter. Right at the beginning of Christianity, early Christians expected in the near future the return of Christ, which was associated with the end of the world,…
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  • SYRIAN ARCHAEOLOGICAL HERITAGE: PAST AND PRESENT
    This paper is a review of the threats to the cultural heritage of Syria, recently brought to the forefront of current events because of the armed conflict happening there. We will discuss archeological sites designated as UNESCO (United Nations Scientific and Cultural Organization) World Heritage Sites and focus on the damage done to Syria’s cultural heritage not only in the past, specifically during colonial times, when foreign museums acquired so…
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  • DEMYSTIFYING PUBLISHING TO EUROPEANA: A PRACTICAL WORKFLOW FOR CONTENT PROVIDERS
    Every organisation needs to introduce itself in a target audience, promote its products and establish its presence amongst other competitive parties. This also applies to cultural institutions such as museums, libraries, archives, private or public stakeholders. Usually their approach involves the use of IT and especially the Web. Through these technologies they document, digitise, study, disseminate and exhibit their cultural wealth. Of common practice is the usage of ontologies and…
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  • MARTYRDOM AS A FORM OF EMBODIMENT IN THE BYZANTINE CULTURE
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    In this paper we will examine the anthropological dimensions of the Christian martyr’s embodiment of pain which we consider to be a shaping factor of the identity of Byzantine culture. The Christian martyr’s cultural presence gave Christians a meaning and a reason to exist as it heralded his/her salvation. Furthermore, the dramatic depiction of martyrical scenes in Post-Byzantine monuments under the Ottoman rule, mainly in the 16th century, served an…
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  • THE ROLES OF OBSERVATIONAL ASTRONOMY IN ANCIENT GREECE
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    This paper offers an investigation into the interface between science, in the form of astronomy, and culture, in the form of religion and the calendar. Early societies made use of a variety of mechanisms to mark time, based on the cycles of the sun, moon and stars, whether separately or in combination. In this paper I provide a survey of the use of one of these cycles, namely that of…
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