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Technique: Writing With Black Ink Technique: Writing With Black Ink
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Collection of Bone Pieces with Black Inscriptions
Collection of Bone Pieces with Black Inscriptions

Bone was used as a writing material among ordinary people. This collection was inscribed in black ink with medical prescriptions or magical talismans.

Organic Remains

Fragment of a Bible
Fragment of a Bible

A fragment of the Bible containing 32 pages of the New Testament written on parchment.

Written Document

Manuscript Written in both Arabic and Coptic
Manuscript Written in both Arabic and Coptic

A manuscript written in both Arabic and Coptic; it bears a picture of two figures, perhaps angels, who are carrying two birds. Underneath the figures, there are eight interlaced circles, containing floral designs. They are intersected by four additional circles containing crosses.

Manuscript

Manuscript of Shifà Al-Asqaam
Manuscript of Shifà Al-Asqaam

This manuscript covers general medicine, drugs, physical diseases and their prevention and cure, as well as fruit, herb, and flower illustrations.

Medical Manuscript

Mummy of a Young Woman
Mummy of a Young Woman

Five pieces of cartonnage ornament the bandages of this mummy. The first piece forms the gilded mask. On the chest, a cartonnage pectoral is decorated with a scarab. On the abdomen, a protector goddess holds the two feathers of Maat.

Human Mummy

Papyrus of a Palace Conspiracy
Papyrus of a Palace Conspiracy

Juridical papyrus of the Harem Conspiracy.

Papyrus

Wall Plaque with Religious Inscription
Wall Plaque with Religious Inscription

This wall plaque has a rectangular, gilded frame. The upper side of the frame has two rings by which the plaque is suspended. The inscriptions on the plaque are written in calligraphy similar to that of Al-Thuluth and is in four lines.

Architectural Decoration

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