domingo, 26 de julio de 2015

In Search of a Philosopher’s Stone

By Eric A. Powell.

At a remote site in Turkey, archaeologists have found fragments of the ancient world’s most massive inscription. In the winter of 1884, two young French epigraphers were exploring the ancient Greco-Roman town of Oinoanda in southwestern Turkey and made an intriguing discovery. Scattered in the well-preserved ruins on a hilltop covered in cedar trees, they found five stone fragments inscribed with writings of a then-unknown philosopher, Diogenes of Oinoanda. On one of the fragments, Diogenes explains why he committed his thoughts to stone

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