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Topic: Shapes of Hieratic numerals
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Hossam Aboulfotouh

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Re: Shapes of Hieratic numerals
Posted: Jul 9, 2009 7:23 AM
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I am asking about the hieratic numerals, and not the Hieroglyphic numerals. I did not find any thing concerning the architectonic/artistic morphology of the hieratic numerals, i.e., the intrinsic numerical identity that such shape symbolizes, in the books of Richard Gilling, Marshall Clagett, and others; including most of what is available and easily accessible on the World Wide Web. Most of the authors that I have read their works start their texts without talking about the process of designing the numerical letters, and their related concepts of symbolisms. In my opinion, this kind of study represents the front node that when one passed it, the accumulated spatial-realms of the ancient Egyptian mathematics will be re-assembled in the mind, one after the other, showing the climax of its pyramidal hierarchy at all the points of our time line on earth.

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Hossam Aboulfotouh

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