Intriguing inscriptions in the Tempio di Sant’Angelo in #Perugia

Photo of Tempio di Sant'Angelo courtesy of Antonella Bazzoli
Photo of Tempio di Sant’Angelo courtesy of Antonella Bazzoli

I have been corresponding with my friend Antonella from Perugia to determine which articles I might translate to English. That is how I knew that she has been working for awhile on a really exciting and interesting project related to the Tempio di Sant’Angelo. When she recently published the article with her initial findings on the study, I was very intrigued by what she found and I knew immediately that was the article that I wanted to translate and share on the blog. The original article itself is somewhat academic in nature and may be fully translated into English in future, but initially Antonella has published an English abstract.

Here is the link to the English abstract: http://www.evus.it/en/index.php/news/in_focus/greek-inscriptions-in-the-temple/

Do you see the Greek letters etched atop this column?

Photo of column inside Tempio di Sant'Angelo courtesy of Antonella Bazzoli
Photo of column inside Tempio di Sant’Angelo courtesy of Antonella Bazzoli

What grabbed my attention most was that Antonella’s hypothesis related to those Greek letters that were etched atop the columns inside the Tempio di Sant’Angelo diverges significantly from that of previous studies, based on her epigraphic study. Early studies concluded with the hypothesis that the Greek letters were signatures of craftsman. Whereas, Antonella’s finding is that there is likely a deeper religious significance behind them.

Antonella intends to continue this study and as she publishes additional findings, we will update our readers.

For those who read Italian, here is the link to the full article about this topic: http://www.evus.it/it/index.php/news/zoom/le-misteriose-iscrizioni-del-tempio-di-santangelo/

Ci sentiamo presto, Lina

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