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e·pig·ra·phy

 (ĭ-pĭg′rə-fē)
n.
1. Inscriptions considered as a group.
2.
a. The study of inscriptions.
b. Decipherment, especially of ancient inscriptions.

e·pig′ra·pher, e·pig′ra·phist n.

epigraphy

(ɪˈpɪɡrəfɪ)
n
1. (Archaeology) the study of ancient inscriptions
2. (Literary & Literary Critical Terms) epigraphs collectively
eˈpigraphist, eˈpigrapher n

e•pig•ra•phy

(ɪˈpɪg rə fi)

n.
1. the study of epigraphs or inscriptions, esp. ancient inscriptions.
2. inscriptions collectively.
[1850–55]
e•pig′ra•phist, e•pig′ra•pher, n.

epigraphy

the deciphering and interpreting of ancient inscriptions. — epigraphist, epigrapher, n.epigraphic, epigraphical, adj.
See also: Antiquity

epigraphy

The study of ancient inscriptions.
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Noun1.epigraphy - the study of ancient inscriptions
paleography - the study of ancient forms of writing (and the deciphering of them)
Translations

epigraphy

[ɪˈpɪgrəfɪ] Nepigrafía f
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The epigrapher or commentator, even the mere text editor, has not in general up to now paid much attention to the archaeological context of the text, focusing only on its contents.
0 more than 3,800 years ago, at a time when the Old Testament describes Jews living in Egypt, said archaeologist and epigrapher Douglas Petrovich of Wilfrid Laurier University in Waterloo, Canada.
According to the French Ministry report, epigrapher Frederic Imbert, a professor at the University of Aix-Marseille, found the Nabatean Arabic inscription about 100 km north of Najran near the Yemeni border.
Angelos Matthaiou, the epigrapher, said that aside from becoming one of the world's erotic graffiti, the inscriptions found also revealed that the ancient humans were literate in a very impressive level.
Freidel said that his epigrapher, Stanley Guenter, who deciphered the text, believes that Stela 44 was originally dedicated about 1,450 years ago, in the calendar period ending in AD 564, by the Wak dynasty King Wa'oom Uch'ab Tzi'kin, a title that translates roughly as "He Who Stands Up the Offering of the Eagle.
20) It was only in 1766 that a breakthrough was made by the English explorer and epigrapher Richard Chandler, a short, plump man who endured Olympia's mosquito-infested environs in a long dress with his head wrapped in a towel.
He brings to the presidency a record of academic accomplishment as a humanist and an international leader in the study of the ancient near east, and in particular the field of Egyptology, in which he is a noted historiographer, epigrapher and philologist.
Dorman is an international leader in the study of the ancient Near East, and in particular the field of Egyptology, in which he is a noted historiographer, epigrapher and philologist.
According to Maya expert and project epigrapher Stanley Guenter, inscriptions on the front face of the stela--curated by the Cleveland Museum of Art in Ohio--clearly identify the woman as Ix Kaloomte' (lady warlord) or Lady K'abel, princess of Calakmul.
Maya epigrapher Peter Mathews, in a personal communication (2004), commented that the glyphs for serpent and centipede are nearly indistinguishable.
In short, Catherine, like a scholarly epigrapher working with limited surviving evidence, has read her source and drawn conclusions from it--they are simply the wrong ones.
Barry Fell will be mentioned, the late marine biologist and self-taught epigrapher who claimed to identify inscriptions in obscure alphabets on American rocks.