Date: 2019-02-01 07:27 pm (UTC)
mizstorge: Picture of a Pictish serpent. Caption reads "Unredeemed Slytherin" (Default)
From: [personal profile] mizstorge
That Coptic scroll is interesting. The Egyptian language used the Coptic alphabet from the 2nd-3rd centuries CE, but the Coptic language wasn't standardized until the 4th century. Meanwhile, use of parchment codices began in the 1st century CE, achieved parity with papyrus scrolls in the 3rd century, and supplanted papyrus scrolls by the 6th century. So the likely date of production for the Coptic scroll you saw would have likely been between 100-500 CE. (yes, I'm a papyrology nerd!)

Wondering: did the book with 400 year old smoke trapped in its pages smell as you expected? Old book + wood smoke, or more like incense?
From:
Anonymous( )Anonymous This account has disabled anonymous posting.
OpenID( )OpenID You can comment on this post while signed in with an account from many other sites, once you have confirmed your email address. Sign in using OpenID.
User
Account name:
Password:
If you don't have an account you can create one now.
Subject:
HTML doesn't work in the subject.

Message:

If you are unable to use this captcha for any reason, please contact us by email at support@dreamwidth.org


 
Notice: This account is set to log the IP addresses of everyone who comments.
Links will be displayed as unclickable URLs to help prevent spam.

Most Popular Tags

Style Credit

Expand Cut Tags

No cut tags
Page generated Apr. 19th, 2019 06:49 am
Powered by Dreamwidth Studios