Hipparchus’ Star Catalogue revealed by multispectral imaging

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Archivists have uncovered a long-lost historical relic hidden underneath a Christian manuscript: the earliest known map of the stars, according to the Museum of the Bible.

A copy of astronomer Hipparchus’ map of the stars was discovered underneath the Syriac text of John Climacus’ “Ladder of Divine Ascent,” a treatise written in around 600 CE, according to a news release from the Washington, DC-based Museum of the Bible.

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Freeman reports:

“Faith and obedience to the institutional authority of the church were more highly rated than the use of reasoned thought. The inevitable result was intellectual stagnation . . . The last recorded astronom­ical observation in the ancient Greek world was one by the Athenian philosopher Proclus in A.D. 475, nearly 1,100 years after the prediction of an eclipse by Thales in 585 B.C., which traditionally marks the begin­ning of Greek science. It would be over 1,000 years — with the publica­tion of Copernicus’ De revolutionibus in 1543 — before these studies began to move forward again.” [p322]

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These aren't nomina sacra, are they...? What is ID with a stoke above and the other things? :eek: Does anyone know what that is?

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Kunigunde Kreuzerin wrote: Fri Nov 04, 2022 11:51 am
These aren't nomina sacra, are they...? What is ID with a stoke above and the other things? :eek: Does anyone know what that is?
The stroke probably stands for the distance between two points in a figure, i.e. the distance between point I and point D (as in geometry). So does "EOS ID MESHS" in the first line mean "to the middle of the stretch from I to D"?
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Greek letters using overbars? Greek numerals ?
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