The island first attracted the notice of archaeologists by the remarkable archaic Greek bronzes found in a cave on Mount Ida in 1885, as well as by epigraphic monuments such as the famous law of Gortyna; but the first undoubted Aegean remains reported from it were a few objects extracted from Cnossus by Minos Kalokhairinos of Candia in 1878.
An abundance of epigraphic evidence testifies to the devotion of rich and poor alike.
Bathgen's Beitriige zur semitischen Religionsgeschichte (1888) is most useful, and contains valuable epigraphic material.
All that can be said is that both archaeological and epigraphic evidence indicates that no very long interval separated the empire of the Semitic kings of Agade from that of the kings of Sumer and Akkad, whose rule was inaugurated by the founding of the Dynasty of Ur.1 To use caution in accepting the chronological notices of the later kings is very far removed from suggesting emendations of their figures.
The latter is based on Busolt's monograph and includes subsequent epigraphic evidence, with a full list of authorities.
(from epigraphic material).
HieroglyphicThe main division is into monumental or epigraphic nieroglyphs and written hieroglyphs.
and is the true demotic. Before the Macedonian conquest the cursive ligatures of the old de1notic gave birth to new symbols which were carefully and distinctly formed, and a little later an epigraphic variety was engraved on stone, as in the case of the Rosetta stone itself.
of the epigraphic collection of the Cat.
On purely epigraphic grounds the suggestion has indeed been made that it should be assigned to the Kassite period (not earlier than 1700 B.C.), during which a very large number of the tablets found at Nippur were inscribed.'
It is now well established by epigraphic evidence (Bull.
some in ordinary Arabic, others in Kufic (a kind of epigraphic Arabic).
epigraphic text: The Importance of Inscriptions in Studying the Art of Tenth-Century Islamic Spain.
epigraphic sources for the Arabah in the Classical period are not numerous.
epigraphic records of the cult are mentioned at Inscr.
In the third series the compositions range from purely epigraphic, to abstract ornamental inscriptions, to the total filling of the central area.
But the epigraphic wealth of Palmyra was first opened to study by the collections of Waddington (vol.
are obsolete owing partly to the immense accumulations of epigraphic and archaeological research, partly to the subsequent discovery of the Aristotelian Constitution of Athens, and partly also to the more careful weighing of evidence which Grote himself misinterpreted.
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