samarkeolog wrote:denizaksulu wrote:samarkeolog wrote:Sorry, I can't get on here often, or stay long, but I don't have internet access at home.
I hope everyone I used to be in contact with is still busy making a scene somewhere or other between Green Lanes and the Green Line.
During my fieldwork, I found some of the DMP's 'yeter' graffiti on a church wall in Lapithos/Lapta. But, I also found other open hand graffiti, which I thought might be a protective Hand of Fatima on a cemetery wall in Lefkoniko/Geçitkale. Does anyone know?
Also, there are some Arabic inscriptions in Palea Enklistra. They're quite damaged, but I thought there was a very slight chance someone might have some idea of what they said.
Cheers, geia sas, sağ olun!
On a church building, in Arabic it ha the word for GOD/ALLAH and then PALESTINE. On the one with the star of david is the name of the graffitti artist. Not totally legible, but begins with 'Muhammed' then a surname. Defo not TC. The hand could be an emblem of some party, but not so sure. If the fingers were wide spread, it would be an offensive gesture, but these do look like the hand of Fatima.
Nice to see you back in circulation Samarkeolog.
Nice to be back amca.
Thanks, that's really interesting. I'll update the blog. I'd love to know whether it was 'aggressive' graffiti or 'devotional' graffiti (like the ships and other carvings).
I mean, if Muhammed had wanted to desecrate a Christian image, he could have written his name over the face of the
saint; but he chose to write it inside the Star of David, 'in' the saint's hand.
I wish the photos were head on; though I do realise it may have bee difficult. I will have another look to see the boats you mention.
Keep up the good work.