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Vol2.1

This article examines Oswald Spengler's claim that similarities may be discerned in the style of mathematics, art and music developed by a particular High Culture – looking first at his discussions of the Ancient Greeks and how their thought-processes differed from that of Western Europeans, as well as from the Persians and Arabs. An attempt is then made to extend Spengler's theory to the Ancient Egyptians (referring to their Rhind…
Friday, 04 December 2015 09:26

THE ORIGIN OF THE LIBYAN ALPHABETS REVISITED

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The language used by the ancient Berbers, as well as the origin of their alphabet, are unknown leaving unread a large and increasing number of inscriptions across North Africa. The objective of this paper is to provide the rationale for a new attempt to translate the Libyco-Berber part of the bilingual Dougga monument , this time trying a Proto-European language instead of known Berber languages. Three decades ago an alphabet,…
This study focuses on analyzing and statistically interpreting, from the perspective of archaeological material culture, the anthropoid Phoenician sarcophagi found in Sidon and Amrit and dated to the second half of the first millennium BC. We will highlight how these funeral artifacts have focused almost exclusively on sarcophagi as artworks. The main goal of this research was to study the sarcophagi from an archaeological perspective with reference to the quantitative…
One way to understand the culture of the people is to recognize used concepts in arts and especially their artifacts. These concepts represent in appearances and motifs of these relics. Turkmen are tribes who have used several designs in decorating their arts and crafts. Turkmen women jewelry is considered as remarkable art of this tribe and it not only includes special visual properties but also drawings with broad concepts. The…

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