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By Richardo A. Caminos, Henry G. Fischer

The papers which are the topic of this book have been initially offered at a convention which used to be held in Cairo from January fifth to ninth, 1975, and which used to be referred to as "Ancient Egypt: difficulties of historical past, assets and Methods." The convention was once backed by means of the Egyptian Antiquities association in collaboration with the yankee study heart in Egypt and the college Museum, collage of Pennsylvania.

(This name used to be initially released in 1976.)

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The implication of deciphered Classic Maya texts is that in all of its senses, the bah is an enduring and identifiable part of a named person. As Matthew Looper (1995) has shown in an analysis of monuments at Quirigua, Guatemala, later nobles remained under the visual surveillance of deceased royal persons depicted in permanent form in stone monuments. The identity of the personne persisted over time in the medium of the visage, whether represented on a carved monument or in a substitute, such as a mask.

8 The personal history of a Maya lord. Yaxchilan lintel 10. Among the biographical information recorded is the lord’s relationship to a woman named as his mother and the relationship of captor to captives metaphorized as his b’ak, prisoner/bone. Courtesy of Corpus of Maya Hieroglyphic Inscriptions, Peabody Museum, Harvard University. monuments, and, as a result, as aspects of embodied experience subject to conscious reflection. Practices of the body, recorded in pictorial representations and also supported by material recovered archaeologically, reinforce and extend the Classic Maya inventory of focal body parts implied by texts.

More phenomenologically, incense was depicted as the sweat of the gods, and inhaling it was a means of apprehending them, of communing with them and being nourished by them. Light, sound, air, and fragrance were all strongly associated and redolent of divinity for the Egyptians. One of the most iconic symbols of the Egyptian repertoire was the ankh sign, still popular as a motif in contemporary jewelry, symbolizing the breath of life. The words for eye, irt, were linked to concepts such as “to see” and “to make,” iri, and were visually and phonetically the same.

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