Whilst Greek inscriptions (or any other type) may easily be made on the surface of a marble block, it is impossible to inscribe inside marble, which is what this discovery would demand if we are to accept it as part of a writing system.This phenomenon is known as a simulacrum: something in nature that happens to resemble something else with meaning to the observer.Norristown has long been known for its marble and limestone, the latter being quarried commercially as early as the 1690s.
Either there is not enough light, or the thread is frayed, or my eyes just cannot seem to focus too well. I always wondered about that phrase in the Gospels ... In the late 1880's there were so many Russian pilgrims walking all the way to the Holy Land, that the Czar received permission to buy this area and create a hostel for the Russian "Orthodox" Pilgrims.
until I happened to hear of a place quite near to the Holy Sepulcher ... A place where they could rest, be understood and cared for by their own people.
Does the discovery mean that someone was writing using the Greek alphabet (or, if we reverse the figures, the modern Latin alphabet) eight million years ago?
If so, how did the ‘letters’ come to be encased inside a block of marble?
It used the name "Palestine" because that was the official name of this country at the time.
And it was to be a "Society" so that it would be autonomous from the official Russian Orthodox Church.Wirral Transport Museum is a museum situated approximately 0.5 miles (800 m) from the Mersey Ferry service at Woodside, Birkenhead, England.A vintage tram service links the museum and the ferry at certain times.In November 1829, workers at the Henderson Quarry near Norristown, 17 km (12 miles) north-west of Philadelphia (Pennsylvania, USA), cut a block from a layer of marble found at a depth of 18-21 m (60-70 feet) and estimated to be around eight million years old.While sawing through the block, workmen at the Savage Sawmill spotted a rectangular indentation, about 38 mm (1½ inches) wide by 16 mm (⅝ inch) high, with two raised characters inside it, one of which was said to resemble the Greek letters pi and iota (ΠΙ) (some accounts reverse the letters and make them IU) (Browne 1831, 361).There are two large hospitals, 7 primary schools, 2 secondary schools, and 3 university of TAFE campuses.