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eine barocke Festgabe für Ferdinand van Ingen

Author: Ferdinand van Ingen,Martin Bircher,Guillaume van Gemert

Publisher: Rodopi

ISBN: 9789051839036

Category: Social Science

Page: 290

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Die Zahl Sieben im Alten Orient

Studien zur Zahlensymbolik in der Bibel und ihrer altorientalischen Umwelt

Author: Viktor Golinets

Publisher: Peter Lang

ISBN: 9783631582602

Category: History

Page: 177

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In enger Zusammenarbeit mit einem international besetzten Mitarbeiterstab verschiedener Universitaten, Museen und archaologischer Fachinstitutionen leistet der Herausgeber Gotthard G. G. Reinhold erstmals einen umfassenden Beitrag zur Siebenzahl-Symbolik in der Bibel und ihrer altorientalischen Umwelt. Besonderes Augenmerk wird dabei auf archaologisches Fundmaterial gelegt, das mit verschiedensten Motiven der Siebenzahl verbunden ist: Tonwareverzierungen, Siegel- und Rollsiegeldarstellungen, Intarsienarbeiten, Abbildungen auf Keilschrifttafeln, Tonlampenverzierungen, Munzenpragungen, Felsritzungen, Reliefdarstellungen, u. a. mehr. Was die Bibel betrifft, werden die Heptaden im Kultleben des Alten Testaments, in Erzahlungen, Kampfberichten, Psalmen und Spruchen, in prophetischen Texten (Altes und Neues Testament), in der Onomastik und in der Struktur des biblischen Textes aufgespurt und analysiert. Fur Dozenten, Studenten und Bibelinteressierte der Archaologie des Alten Orients und der Geschichte und Religion Israels soll der Band eine Grundlage bilden, um Detailforschungen zur Zahlensymbolik in altorientalischer Zeit voranzutreiben. In close cooperation with colleagues belonging to different universities, museums and archaeological institutions around the world, the final editor Gotthard G. G. Reinhold is the first to offer us an exhaustive contribution on the symbolism of the number seven in the Ancient Near East. Special attention is given to archaeological material related to various elements relevant to the number seven: decoration on ancient pottery, iconography on stamp and cylinder seals, ivory and shell carving and inlays, depictions on cuneiform tablets, decoration of oil lamps, coins, rock carvings, etc. As for the Bible, the heptades in the cultic life of the Old Testament, in narratives, war traditions, Psalms and Proverbs, in prophetic literature (in both the Old and New Testaments), in the onomasticon and in the literary structure of the biblical texts are traced and analysed. This is an important volume on the subject of numerical symbolism in the Ancient Near East for professors, students and ancient near eastern archaeologists interested in Bible alike."
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Die Welt der Götterbilder

Author: Brigitte Groneberg,Hermann Spieckermann

Publisher: Walter de Gruyter

ISBN: 9783110194630

Category: Religion

Page: 380

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Divine images create their own world of theological reflection and religious practice. Pictorial representations have to reduce complexity, yet at the same time they create their own complexity. The present volume examines this phenomenon with papers on fundamental issues and presentations of material from the Ancient Orient, Greece and the Hellenic world. Papers on the contact between Christianity and Islam in the matter of the veneration of images make clear what compensation strategies are developed when pictorial representations are subject to theological censure. The volume contains eighteen contributions from internationally renowned researchers writing in German and English.
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The Seven Wonders

Author: Steven Saylor

Publisher: Hachette UK

ISBN: 1780331002

Category: Fiction

Page: 432

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An enthralling prequel to his bestselling Roma Sub Rosa series of mysteries set in the Ancient World, Steven Saylor takes readers back to the younger days of Gordianus the Finder. The year is 92BC and Gordianus has just turned eighteen and is about to embark on the adventure of a lifetime: a far-flung journey to see the Seven Wonders of the World. Gordianus is not yet called 'The Finder' - that title belongs to his father, who we meet in these pages. But at each of the Seven Wonders, the wide-eyed Roman encounters a mystery to challenge his powers of deduction. Here is a portrait of a master sleuth in the making, the earliest exploits of the man who will become the most sought-after investigator in Rome. Accompanying Gordianus on this travels is his tutor, Antipater of Sidon, the world's most celebrated poet. Together, teacher and pupil journey to the fabled cities of Greece and Asia Minor, and then on to Babylon and Egypt. They attend the Olympic Games, take part in exotic festivals, and marvel at the most spectacular constructions ever devised by mankind. Praise for Steven Saylor: 'Saylor expertly weaves the true history of Rome with the lives and loves of its fictional citizens.' Daily Express 'Saylor's scholarship is breathtaking and his writing enthrals' Ruth Rendell 'With the scalpel-like deftness of a Hollywood director, Saylor puts his finger on the very essence of Roman history.' Times Literary Supplement 'Readers will find his work wonderfully (and gracefully) researched... this is entertainment of the first order.' Washington Post
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Du Bellay und Petrarca

das Rom der Renaissance

Author: Barbara Vinken

Publisher: Max Niemeyer Verlag

ISBN: N.A

Category: Literary Criticism

Page: 256

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The highly ambivalent relationship of the Renaissance to antiquity can best be illustrated with reference to Rome. Oscillating between euphoria and melancholy, humanist thought revolved around Rome as the centre of all its hopes. Francesco Petrarca's (1304-1374) vision was a rebirth of Rome, while Joachim du Bellay (1522-1560) was preoccupied with finally laying it to rest together with all it stood for. In a sophisticated intertextual dovetailing of writings from antiquity, Du Bellay pits against Petrarch's restauratio not translatio but the religious schema of grace. In the name of Marguerite, poetry redeems us from the curse of history that bears the name of Rome.
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The Construction of the Great Pyramid of Giza according to Herodotus / Der Bau der Cheops-Pyramide nach Herodot

The secrets of its construction method from a physical-technical perspective / Das Geheimnis ihres Bauverfahrens aus physikalisch-technischer Sicht

Author: Hartwig Munt

Publisher: BoD – Books on Demand

ISBN: 3732218953

Category: History

Page: 284

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For centuries, man has puzzled over the construction of the Great Pyramid of Giza. How was it possible to break up, process and transport a total of 6 million tonnes of heavy stones, making up a total of 2.3 million cubic metres of stone, and putting them together to make a structure of such dimensions during the reign of just one pharaoh 4500 years ago? These technical questions will be physically answered in this paper with reference to relevant archaeological and Egyptological scientific knowledge. The Greek historian Herodotus passed on the key to the wonder of pyramid construction, according to which the Egyptian pyramids were built with “machines" made of "wooden pieces". The paper at hand is the first that manages to reconstruct the machines described by Herodotus. The technique was mathematically proven and tested on a 1:5 scale model. Seit Jahrtausenden rätselt die Menschheit über den Bau der Cheops-Pyramide. Wie war es vor 4500 Jahren möglich, die zusammengenommen 6 Millionen Tonnen schweren Steinmassen aus 2,3 Millionen Kubikmetern Stein in der Spanne der Regierungszeit eines Pharaos zu brechen, zu bearbeiten, zu transportieren und zu einem Bauwerk diesen Ausmaßes zusammenzufügen? Diese technischen Fragen werden in der vorliegenden Arbeit unter Anknüpfung an die einschlägigen archäologischen und ägyptologischen Erkenntnisse der Wissenschaft physikalisch gelöst. Den Schlüssel für das Wunder des Pyramidenbaus hat uns der griechische Geschichtsschreiber Herodot überliefert. Danach wurden die ägyptischen Pyramiden mit „Maschinen“ aus „Holzstücken“ gebaut. Mit der vorliegenden Arbeit gelingt es erstmalig, die von Herodot überlieferten Geräte zu rekonstruieren. Das Verfahren wurde am Modell im Maßstab 1:5 erprobt und mathematisch bewiesen.
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World of Wonders

Author: Richard Reinisch

Publisher: BoD – Books on Demand

ISBN: 3735792723

Category: Juvenile Nonfiction

Page: 44

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The book shows interpretations of the Seven Wonders of the World, created by the 3D Artist Richard Reinisch. The observer will be confronted with the recognition of the wonder of the world on the basis of the simplified objects. The Artist proves that often just a little information in the Virtual Space is necessary to identify the wonder of the world. At the end of the book you will find the solution.
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