Author Archives: ergamenis

Always some Old Nubian related-discovery expecting us in Berlin…

The last days of June found me in Germany. First, at Bad Homburg (next to Frankfurt am Main). Normally, people travel there for spa-treatments, but my visit aimed at adding my Nubia-focused contribution to the treatment of a very interesting … Continue reading

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Medieval Sai at the Sonqi Tino Collaborative

The reason for returning to blogging is the organization of a workshop at the Pontificio Istituto Biblico in Rome. The workshop aimed at the study of the wall inscriptions found in the church of Sonqi Tino. Our host, Fr. Vincent … Continue reading

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The Word and the Flesh

The last couple of weeks I have been reading one of the most fascinating books that the treasury called the library of humanities of the University of Bergen has offered me: “Animal Skins and the Reading Self in medieval Latin … Continue reading

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To Berlin for a “marble inscription from Soba” – a trip and a blog post by Vincent van Gerven Oei

Only a couple of days have passed, since I repeated an invitation to feel free to send for posting in this blog your texts with Nubiological interest, and already I have the honor to host a short report from a … Continue reading

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Two comments on two wall inscriptions from the Faras Cathedral

I guess there is hardly any reader of this blog that is not acquainted with The Ancient World Online (AWOL) blog. If not, check out HERE. AWOL has an alphabetic list of Open Access Journals in Ancient Studies, which counted … Continue reading

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Saint John’s Day

Today the Greek Orthodox Church celebrates the memory of Saint John the Baptist. It is quite fitting for the liturgical calendar, since yesterday the Orthodox Greeks were celebrating the Epiphany during the Baptism of Christ in the river Jordan by … Continue reading

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God in Old Nubian

For a long time, I have been wondering what is the origin of the term for “God”, “till(i)” used in Old Nubian. Interestingly, it is one of these cases that G.M. Browne did not propose an etymology in his Old … Continue reading

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