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Prof. W. Clarysse: Macedonian nobility in Alexandria spoke a Doric Dialect and had Doric Names

Prof. W. Clarysse: Macedonian nobility in Alexandria spoke a Doric Dialect and had Doric Names

One of the best researches over the Ethnic diversity and dialects in Ptolemaic Egypt and especially in Alexandria,  comes from prof. W. Clarysse.  Prof. Clarysse after examining all the available evidence regarding the names of ancient Macedonians in the Alexandria of Egypt, concludes that “nearly all the names are Greek and only 3 hellenized families shows traces of foreign descent“. Furthermore, he adds “All […]

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Rare Greek Scroll Found With Egyptian Mummy

Rare Greek Scroll Found With Egyptian Mummy

Rare Greek Scroll Found With Egyptian Mummy Lara Suziedelis Bogle for National Geographic News October 28, 2002 More than 2,000 years ago, a roll of papyrus with extensive writings was enshrouded with a body that was mummified for preservation. The scroll is the oldest surviving example of a Greek poetry book, according to scholars who have been studying it.   […]

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