You are looking at 1-20 of 155 entries  for:

  • All: Form 20-F x
  • Archaeology x
clear all

View:

Overview

Form 20-F

In the USA, the form required by the Securities and Exchange Commission for the filing of annual results by non-US companies.

snakes

snakes  

Proverbial allusions to the snake focus on its venomous bite as representing a lurking danger; it is a type of deceit and treachery, as with reference to the fable by Aesop, in which the man who had ...
archive

archive  

A historical document. The plural form is also applied to the place where such documents are housed, e.g. a county record office.
wealth

wealth  

The total value of a person's net assets. Wealth may be held in various forms: these include money, shares in companies, debt instruments, land, buildings, intellectual property such as patents and ...
Egypt

Egypt  

Pre‐PtolemaicDuring the New Kingdom (Dynasties 18–20, c.1575–1087bc) Egypt expanded into Asia. This great age of Egyptian militarism created in the 18th Dynasty an empire which stretched from the ...
magic

magic  

Magic bullet a medicine or other remedy with wonderful or highly specific properties, especially one that has not yet been discovered. Recorded from the mid 20th century, the term may come from ...
Samian ware

Samian ware   Quick reference

The Concise Oxford Dictionary of Archaeology (2 ed.)

Reference type:
Subject Reference
Current Version:
2009
Subject:
Archaeology, History
Length:
324 words

...from North Africa, and Egyptian A–C ware, probably produced in Thebes and used throughout Upper Egypt and Nubia from the late 4th to the 7th century ad . Samian ware was first classified by Hans Dragendorff in 1895–6 and is still referred to by its Dragendorff form number (e.g. Drag. 5); F. Oswald and T. D. Pryce illustrate most of the known types in An introduction to the study of terra sigillata ( 1920 , London:...

Spectroscopy

Spectroscopy   Reference library

The Oxford Encyclopedia of Archaeology in the Near East

Reference type:
Subject Reference
Current Version:
2011
Subject:
Archaeology, History
Length:
642 words

...it an attractive alternative to NAA. Results can be enhanced by directing the ions formed in the plasma into a quadrupole mass spectrometer (inductively-coupled plasma mass spectrometry, abbreviated ICP–MS). Samples need to be introduced in solution form, which may be tedious and costly in comparison to NAA. This problem can be alleviated by using a Nd–YAG laser coupled to the ICP–MS, whereby direct solids analysis can be performed on discrete parts of the sample (less than 20 μm). A problem that remains to be addressed is the compatibility of results derived...

Egyptian

Egyptian   Reference library

The Oxford Encyclopedia of Archaeology in the Near East

Reference type:
Subject Reference
Current Version:
2011
Subject:
Archaeology, History
Length:
4,121 words

...Suffix Singular 1 c. jnk wj = j 2 m. ntk, ṯwt 1 yṯ w = k 2 f. ntṯ, ṯmt 1 ṯn = ṯ 3 m. ntf, swt 1 sw = f 3 f. nts, stt 1 sj, st = s Dual 1 c. nj = nj 2 c. ntṯnj ṯnj = ṯnj 3 c. ntsnj snj = snj Plural 1 c. jnn n = n 2 c. ntṯn ṯn = ṯn 3 c. ntsn sn, st = sn 1 twt, ṯmt, swt , and stt are archaic forms found mainly in Old Kingdom religious texts. Basic interrogative pronouns are m “who?”, “what?”, jḫ “what?”, jšst “what?”. They can be combined with prepositions or particles to form complex pronouns: jn-m “who?”, literally, “ focus -who”; ḥr-m ...

Phoenician-Punic

Phoenician-Punic   Reference library

The Oxford Encyclopedia of Archaeology in the Near East

Reference type:
Subject Reference
Current Version:
2011
Subject:
Archaeology, History
Length:
6,025 words
Illustration(s):
1

...Morphology Pronouns. Pronouns take on independent forms in Phoenician-Punic: 1 c. sg. 'NK ' anōki or ' anīki (“ anech ” in Poenulus v. 995); 2 m. sg. 'T ' atta ; 2 f. sg. 'T ' atti ; 3 m. sg. H' hu'(a) , Old Byblian H'T, hu'atu ; 3 f. sg. H' hi'(a) , Late Punic HY ( KAI 130.3); 1 c. pl. 'NḤN ' anaḥnū; and 3 m. pl. HMT humat(u) . Suffix forms exist for the possessive and object: 1 c. sg., possessive Phoenician, Byblian Ø - ī , -Y - ya; Phoenician and Punic -Y; object -N - nī; 2 m. sg. -K - kā; 2f. sg. -K - kī (Late Punic -KY); 3 m. sg. Old...

Ras, Tell er-

Ras, Tell er-   Reference library

The Oxford Encyclopedia of Archaeology in the Near East

Reference type:
Subject Reference
Current Version:
2011
Subject:
Archaeology, History
Length:
1,774 words

...foundations of the Zeus temple, Bull excavated a second major structure, building B, 20.94 m long north-south × 20.04 m wide and 8.50 m high. Stratigraphic excavation disclosed that building B was founded on the leveled bedrock of Tell er-Ras at 819 m above sea level and constructed of at least eighteen courses of unhewn limestone slab taken from the local geological bedding planes and laid in without mortar. No construction was found internal to building B. Its geometric form was roughly that of a half cube with approximately 4,000 cubic m of limestone slab...

Beidha

Beidha   Reference library

The Oxford Encyclopedia of Archaeology in the Near East

Reference type:
Subject Reference
Current Version:
2011
Subject:
Archaeology, History
Length:
945 words

...north of Petra, 33 km (20 mi.) from Ma῾in, 101 km (63 mi.) from ῾Aqaba, and 180 km (112 mi.) from Amman in southern Jordan. It lies along a 4-kilometer-wide shelf comprised of alluvial valleys interspersed between steeply faced Cambrian sandstone outcrops. This north-south shelf interrupts an abrupt westerly descent from the Jordanian plateau to the lowlands of the Wadi ῾Arabah, where elevations drop from 1,600 m to fewer than 200 m within a distance of 16 km (10 mi.). The site's elevation is 1,020 m, on and within a remnant terrace formed by alluviation of the...

Gezer Calendar

Gezer Calendar   Reference library

The Oxford Encyclopedia of Archaeology in the Near East

Reference type:
Subject Reference
Current Version:
2011
Subject:
Archaeology, History
Length:
732 words
Illustration(s):
1

..., pp. 597–598). Two other features lean more positively in the direction of a Phoenician classification: the forms {w} ( yrḥw ) and {ø} ( yrḥ ) for the third-person masculine dual (/plural); third-person masculine singular pronominal suffixes are characteristic of early Byblian (the feature is as yet unattested in Northern Hebrew), while the proleptic use of these suffixes is more characteristic of Phoenician than of Hebrew (Pardee, 1987 , p. 139, n. 20; add to the bibliography cited there Honeyman, 1953 , and Rainey, 1983 , p. 630). On the lower left corner...

Egyptian Aramaic Texts

Egyptian Aramaic Texts   Reference library

The Oxford Encyclopedia of Archaeology in the Near East

Reference type:
Subject Reference
Current Version:
2011
Subject:
Archaeology, History
Length:
12,108 words

...proskynemata; 1 personal name Stela on hill at amethyst quarries; 1939 Aimé-Giron 124 = ASAE 39 (1939): 351–363 B.3.f.20 49–50. Tomas; Weigall 2 personal names Sandstone; 1906–1907 Weigall, Report on the Antiquities of Lower Nubia , 113 + Pl. 64.6; Aimé-Giron 92–93 B.3.f.1.2–3 51. Unknown; Henry Salt; bought by W.T. Ready, 20 June 1899 Prenomen incised Royal dedicatory stela; provenance unknown; pre-1836 CIS, vol. 2.1, 143 = RÉS 490 B.3.f.17 Tables 14–15. Chronological List of the Discovery of Ostraca and Jar Inscriptions Table 14.  Ostraca. Thirty-four...

Beit Mirsim, Tell

Beit Mirsim, Tell   Reference library

The Oxford Encyclopedia of Archaeology in the Near East

Reference type:
Subject Reference
Current Version:
2011
Subject:
Archaeology, History
Length:
1,605 words

...jars and pithoi; and spouted vats—with possible fragments of earlier EB forms. Strata I–H: Early Bronze IV. Fragmentary pavements and masonry were attributed to strata I–H, which are separated by ash deposits. The pottery of the two strata is similar and consists of typical southern EB IV forms: ribbed and inverted rim bowls, ovoid jars, jugs, and cups with combed and applied decoration, some forms with vestigial lug and ledge handles. Strata G–F: Middle Bronze Age I. Strata G–F represent the beginning of intensive occupation on the mound. While stratum G...

῾Erani, Tel

῾Erani, Tel   Reference library

The Oxford Encyclopedia of Archaeology in the Near East

Reference type:
Subject Reference
Current Version:
2011
Subject:
Archaeology, History
Length:
2,399 words

...if the Egyptians stayed on during this period (strata III–II, area D; late stratum B, area D-II). The pottery finds include Abydos jars and other forms that are parallelled at Arad. [See Arad, article on Early Bronze Age Period .] The seven skeletons found in a room destruction are among the few human remains of EB II date uncovered in Palestine. Early Bronze Age III. The settlement (stratum I, areas D, F, K–O; stratum A, area D-II), with its massive city wall, glacis, and possible indirect-entry gate in area N (attributed by Yeivin to stratum VI;...

Carmel Caves

Carmel Caves   Reference library

The Oxford Encyclopedia of Archaeology in the Near East

Reference type:
Subject Reference
Current Version:
2011
Subject:
Archaeology, History
Length:
3,836 words

...Excavations at the Wady al-Mughara . Oxford, 1937. Garrod, Dorothy A. E. “ Excavations at the Mugharet Kebara, Mount Carmel, 1931: The Aurignacian Industries. ” Proceedings of the Prehistoric Society 20 (1954): 155–192. Grün, Rainer , et al.“ esr Dating of Teeth from Garrod's Tabun Cave Collection.” Journal of Human Evolution 20.3 (1991): 231–248. Howell, F. C. “ Upper Pleistocene Stratigraphy and Early Man in the Levant. ” Proceedings of the American Philosophical Society 103 (1959): 1–65. Jelinek, Arthur J. , et al.“New Excavations at the Tabun Cave,...

Yahudiyeh, Tell el-

Yahudiyeh, Tell el-   Reference library

The Oxford Encyclopedia of Archaeology in the Near East

Reference type:
Subject Reference
Current Version:
2011
Subject:
Archaeology, History
Length:
1,272 words
Illustration(s):
1

...Tell el- , site lying about 32 km (20 mi.) northeast of Cairo in Egypt's eastern Delta (30°17′ N, 31°20′ E), in pharaonic times Tell el-Yahudiyeh was in the thirteenth Lower Egyptian nome. Its Arabic name means “mound of the Jews”; this term alludes to the town and temple established at the site in the Ptolemaic period by the Jewish priest Onias. Its ancient Egyptian name was Nay-ta-hut or Nathō, and its Greek name was Leontopolis. Tell el-Yahudiyeh has been investigated half a dozen times over more than a century: the most important excavations were...

Uluburun

Uluburun   Reference library

The Oxford Encyclopedia of Archaeology in the Near East

Reference type:
Subject Reference
Current Version:
2011
Subject:
Archaeology, History
Length:
1,572 words
Illustration(s):
1

...Campaign.” The INA Quarterly 20.4 (Winter 1993): 4–12. Pulak, Cemal . “1994 Excavation at Uluburun: The Final Campaign.” The INA Quarterly 21.4 (Winter 1994): 8–16. Symington, Dorit . “ Late Bronze Age Writing-Boards and Their Uses: Textual Evidence from Anatolia and Syria. ” Anatolian Studies 41 (1991): 111–123. Discusses written evidence for the use of diptychs like those from Uluburun. Warnock, Peter , and Michael Pendleton . “ The Wood of the Ulu Burun Diptych. ” Anatolian Studies 41 (1991): 107–110. Cemal Pulak and George F....

Sefire Aramaic Inscriptions

Sefire Aramaic Inscriptions   Reference library

The Oxford Encyclopedia of Archaeology in the Near East

Reference type:
Subject Reference
Current Version:
2011
Subject:
Archaeology, History
Length:
723 words

...Durand . Les inscriptions araméennes de Sfiré et l'Assyrie de Shamshi-Ilu . École Pratique des Hautes Études, 2. Hautes Études Orientales, 20. Geneva and Paris, 1984. Good status quaestionis and up-to-date bibliography. Ronzevalle, Sébastien . “ Fragments d'inscriptions araméennes des environs d'Alep. ” Mélanges de l'Université Saint-Joseph 15 (1930–1931): 237–260. Editio princeps of stela I. Rooy, H. F. van. “ The Structure of the Aramaic Treaties of Sefire. ” Journal of Semitics 1 (1989): 133–139. Joseph A. Fitzmyer, S....

Zakkur Inscription

Zakkur Inscription   Reference library

The Oxford Encyclopedia of Archaeology in the Near East

Reference type:
Subject Reference
Current Version:
2011
Subject:
Archaeology, History
Length:
892 words

... Is. 36–38; 2 Chr. 20:1–23 ): the lifting of hands in prayer to avert a crisis; the deity's answer through seers and messengers (?, ῾ddn , A. 12); and the assurance of deliverance based on divine election of the king. (cf. the Ugaritic prayers in KTU 1.40 and 1.119.26–36 and the role of prophetic intermediaries at Mari, Emar, Byblos, Deir ῾Alla and—implicitly—in the Moabite Stone, ll. 14 and 32.) [See Ugaritic Inscriptions ; Mari Texts ; Emar Texts ; Byblos ; Deir ῾Alla Inscriptions .] Of linguistic significance are the form and poetic content of...

View: