. Maria del Fiore in Florence executed by the artists Federico Zuccari and Giorgio Vasari.
Technical studies on archaeological iron objects
Technical studies performed on archaeological iron objects have shown that the
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With the ever-expanding world of knowledge on cellulose-based materials that is not only of interest in the artistic and archaeological fields, it is a hard task to think of writing a comprehensive article on this
Authors:Gy. Kovács, L. Bartosiewicz, K. Éder, E. Gál, Zs. Miklós, M. Rózsás, A. J, and Cs. Zatykó
I. Gerelyes - Gy. Kovács (eds.): Archaeology of the Ottoman Period in Hungary. Opuscula Hungarica 3. Budapest 2003.
I. Borsa : A Somogyi Konvent oklevelei az Országos Levéltárban (Forrásközlés) (Ötödik
There is a growing interest in the application of scientific-physical, chemical etc. methods in archaeology. This is partly due to the fact that classical archaeology, based upon the form, style, decoration of the objects has reached its limits, to obtain new result and, the integration of other disciplines into the argumentation of archaeologists is needed. The other important reason is the development and availability of methods and equipment for non-destructive analyses, ways of gathering useful information on the chemical and mineral composition, age, and state of preservation of the objects which can be useful in their scientific appraisal. PGAA is one of the techniques eminently suited for this purpose.
The paper examines the possible interrelations between the archeological context of the Derveni papyrus and the physical and eschatological doctrines held by its author. On the basis of a brief survey of the archeological data and the comparative material, Betegh argues that the placement of the papyrus is not by chance and that it probably had a role in the ritual. In the next step, he summarises the main results of a reconstruction of the physics and cosmology of the Derveni author, and raises the problem of the connection between the eschatological theme of the first six columns and the physics and cosmic theology of the remainder of the text. Finally, he suggests that the common denominator of all these themes, doctrines and lores is the fire with its cosmological and eschatological role. In this respect, an important claim of the Derveni author could be that the ultimate cosmological and eschatological principle is not fire, as e.g., for Heraclitus, quoted in the papyrus, but fire - in the form of the celestial bodies, the thunderbolt of Zeus, or the funeral pyre - is the instrument with the help of which the intelligent and divine air maintains cosmic order and divine justice.