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Re: VMs: Link between Phaistos Disk & VMs...!?

on 7/20/05 3:11 AM, Elmar Vogt at elvogt@xxxxxxx wrote:

>> --- Ursprüngliche Nachricht ---
>> Von: Wayne Durden <wdurden@xxxxxxxxxxxxxxxx>
>> ... but if anyone wants to humor me, I would be very interested in
>> getting feedback on anything in the manuscript that would preclude it from
>> dating to the 300's A.D. as opposed to the 1400's.
> Always willing to please... ;-)
> The costume worn by some of the figures (most prominently the zodiac
> crossbow-man, headgear of the nymphs in trashcans) seems to consistently
> point to central Europe around 1450. It did not strike me as resembling late
> Roman period garb. (But I know little what the Dacians would have worn...)
> Cheers,
> Elmar, t-shirt and jeans currently

Dacian dress is rather varied as are most cultures that persist over large
periods of time and wide geographies.  They are often described by the
Romans in their war getup, wolf head staffs and all....  However, one of
their signature civilian dress items is a rather peculiar felt hat worn by
one class close to the philosopher.  They seemed to divide into two distinct
groups after the appearance of the Zalmoxis office.  Some of the best
evidence we have is as they are depicted on Trajan's column.  In any case,
they were quite culturally distinct from the Roman's by all historical
accounts and to the Romans these folks were the Goths/Barbarians the
distinction originally being one of woven cloth versus animal skins,
although of course this apparently was a propagandized distinction bearing
little on reality.  The Emperor Theodorus is a valuable source on
information Dacian.  I suspect from my reading that some of the traditional
Romanian dress has roots in Dacian regional dress.  These people were
clearly cultured and renowned for the artistry of their metal work.  A
google image search for Thracian treasure should turn up images of
remarkable metal work that belies the Roman depiction.  Intricate gold
horns, etc.  The Thracian/Dacian distinction is covered in Jordanes.  Thanks
for the input Elmar, but I have considered this factor and personally find
it not ruled out, but rather somewhat supportive as well as the crossbow

Best of luck!


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