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Volume 5 ,issue 1 | Winter and Spring 2015 | Pages : 57-70

THE OTTOMAN HISTORICAL MONUMENTAL INSCRIPTIONS IN RYTHEMNO IN CRETE ISLAND (PART. 1)

Document Type: Original Article

DOI: 10.21608/EJARS.2015.6877

pages: 57-70

Authors:
Abdel Wadood, M. 1 ; Panayotidi, M. 2 ; Kolovos, E 3 ; Sariyannis, M. 4

1 slamic Archaeology dept., Faculty of Archaeology, Fayoum Univ., Fayoum, Egypt
2 Archaeology and History of Art dept., Faculty of Philosophy, Athens Univ., Greece
3 History and Archaeology dept., School of Philosophy, Crete Univ., Greece
4 Institute for Mediterranean Studies (IMS),Foundation for Research & Technology Hellas(FORTH), Crete, Greece

Abstract:
The epigraphic material published in the present paper drives from the town of Rythemno in Crete Island. And currently belongs to 28 Ephorate of Byzantine Antiquities. The corpus comprises nine inscriptions in total; all of them are monumental inscriptions. The inscription covers mainly from year 1645 to 1892 AD. The material on which they are inscribed is white and grayish fine- and coarse grained marble of high quality, and bronze, meticulously sculpted. In most cases, the decorative patterns of the main side consist of the equitant shallow cartouches, which accommodate embossed inscriptions usually in a relief technique. The type of script most frequently used is the basīt thulus and taclīk script

Keywords:
Ottoman epigraphy; Rythemno; Ottoman architecture; Inscription

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