Symbolism under discussion
The Sirius Project was created to document, analyse and discuss ancient symbolism and how it has developed, transformed and been reused throughout the centuries, including also modern times. Those of you who follow our work on Facebook and other social platforms know that we are eager to discuss the white painted symbols located up in the Theban Mountains, Egypt. These marks, as mentioned in a previous blog post here, are made by a modern hand, with great care and effort, following the natural formations of the rock they are placed upon, and always in precise locations. Primarily, these marks do not interfere with any ancient remains, although there is at least one exception as we documented a morphed form of the ancient was-sign painted on top of ancient Gnostic graffiti.
Based on photographs that we have posted on Facebook lately, these symbols have increased interest among friends and international colleagues. We would like to share similar discussions with our readers here, and therefore ask you all to have a look at the images we will be posting over the coming days, and to get back to us, publically here or in a private email, with thoughts, ideas, associations, etc. We are open to all suggestions, and our goal here is first and foremost to study the continuation of symbolism, how we, as the children of a modern society, reach out and (re-) interpret ancient symbolism. Again, it is important to emphasise that these marks are made by a modern hand, thus belonging to our contemporary society. However, it is difficult to estimate a precise date as some symbols have gathered several layers of dust, seemingly over a series of years, while some remain rather clear (naturally, this can be due to their placement, direct and indirect contact with wind and rain).
So please have a look at the symbols, consider the various cultural connections that are embedded in them, and let us know what thoughts and ideas might appear! Leave comments here, or reach us via email: firstname.lastname@example.org and email@example.com
Symbols of discussion today:
Thank you for your interest and support!
Dr. John Ward & Dr. Maria Nilsson