Abercorn, definition and study. A-Z index of Cognitio.

Abercorn, definition and study. A-Z index of Cognitio. Location near the southern shore of Firth of Forth in West Lothian County, Scotland. Probably the seat of a bishopric of the Roman Church, it seems to be later founded by a monastery under the control of Lindisfarne, while from 681 to 685 was the seat of an Anglo-Saxon bishop named Trumwine. The area was always subject to Pitt’s aggression and, after Trumwine’s departure, the bishopric ceased to exist. Abercorn was the longest connecting center between the Celtic and Anglo-Saxon churches, as evidenced by the stone crosses discovered inside or near the current religious building.

Abercorn was the longest connecting center between the Celtic and Anglo-Saxon churches, as evidenced by the stone crosses

Abercorn was the longest connecting center between the Celtic and Anglo-Saxon churches, as evidenced by the stone crosses

The fragments of four crosses, the top of a cross and a tombstone were found. The first cross is high m. 1.40. The main face is divided into insular decorative panels: a diagonal, wicker pattern and a spiral ribbon animal; the back and the narrow sides are covered by continuous vegetable shoots. Another fragment of a less elaborate cross is repeated the decorative pattern of face A of the first cross, copied by a rather inexperienced hand with engraved and engraved key motifs, while the Narrow sides are smooth. Similar combinations of decorative island motifs are found in the sculpture of the Iona and Eastern regions along the border between Scotland and England.

Similar combinations of decorative island motifs are found in the sculpture of the Iona and Eastern regions along the border between Scotland and England.

Similar combinations of decorative island motifs are found in the sculpture of the Iona and Eastern regions along the border between Scotland and England.

 In the group of crosses in the Lothian region, however, the continuous motifs of vine leaves were common in Northumbria Anglo-Saxon, which in Abercorn show a marked resemblance to the Hexham.

In the group of crosses in the Lothian region, however, the continuous motifs of vine leaves were common in Northumbria Anglo-Saxon, which in Abercorn show a marked resemblance to the Hexham.

In the group of crosses in the Lothian region, however, the continuous motifs of vine leaves were common in Northumbria Anglo-Saxon, which in Abercorn show a marked resemblance to the Hexham.

School gates, although the flat and schematic type, with medallions, on the side B of the cross called ‘Abercorn 4’ is unique; dating can date back to the end of the 8th century. Slightly behind is another big cross, two parts of which were walled in a bridge by km. 1 to the south of the church. Rebuilt height measures m. 4.26 and the base dimensions are m. 0.41 x m. 0.31. Decoration on one of the major faces was abraded, the other featured squares with weaves, plain and simple, and ribbon-shaped plants. The animal panel recalls the Cross of Aberlady.

Aberlady cross, definition and study. A-Z index of Cognitio.

Aberlady cross

Though the composition, which emphasizes the subtle weave of the bottom, approaches rather the decoration of manuscripts. The types of weaving, along with the birds in the gems, return to the sculpture of York and Yorkshire, as well as the soft and swaying squares on the sides of the cross that resemble the analogous motif of Yorkshire crosses of the early 9th century. The cross would therefore seem to reflect Anglo-Saxon artistic styles.

Abercorn the analogous motif of Yorkshire crosses of the early 9th century.

Abercorn the analogous motif of Yorkshire crosses of the early 9th century.

November 4, 1922: British archaeologist Howard Carter discovers the tomb of Tutankhamen in the Valley of the Kings.

Carter did not know that day yet, but his discovery would have triggered a “gold race”, understood not as an element, but as a rivalry between archaeologists to gain the greatest number of excavations to be done throughout the valley. Egypt became “the place to visit” and many wealthy families began to subside anyone who was planning on researching the territory.

Egypt, definition and study. A-Z index of Cognitio.

Egypt

One of the financiers of those excavations was Sir Alexander Hay Seton, the 10th Abercorn Baronet, who along with his wife Zeyla Gert in 1936 traveled from Edinburgh to Cairo to drive an expedition to the Giza Plain, not far from the pyramids.

Pyramids, definition and study. A-Z index of Cognitio.

Pyramids

In his memoirs Sir Alexander says that his expedition to Egypt was quiet until a tomb in the shadow of the pyramids was discovered.

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