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kenmisKenneth Zysk,
Professor of Indology, KU



Mesopotamian Science in India:
the case of physiognomy

 



This talk focuses on the exchange of early scientific ideas via omens in Mesopotamian and in Indian antiquities. It proposes that ideas about physiognomy first appearing in Akkadian omen texts from the middle of the seventh century BCE were transmitted to India and show up first in vernacular literature from the 8th century CE. In the talk, we shall discuss how it was done and propose when it might first have taken place.


tirsdag, den 15 maj kl. 17.00
auditorium 10, på H. C. Ørsted Institutet,
Universitetsparken 5, København

Kl. 16.30 byder Selskabet på kaffe, te og frugt i Institut for Matematiske Fags frokoststue, rum 04.4.19 på 4. sal.

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