Greek inscriptions in the Temple

Apr 8th, 2015 | author Antonella Bazzoli | posted in A World of Symbol, Apocalypse, Discoveries, Report

Very few people are aware of the mysterious Greek inscriptions that are found atop the columns, inside the Tempio Sant’Angelo in Perugia. These intriguing inscriptions are found inside of what is considered to be one of the finest early Christian churches in Italy.
The indipendent resercher Antonella Bazzoli is planning a series of articles in which she intends to share some of the most interesting aspects that have emerged from her epigraphic investigation of these inscriptions.

There have been several attempts to decipher the meaning of these ancient engravings.  The first known attempt was by Baldassarre Orsini in 1792. He hypothesized that they represented the initials of the artisans who carved these corinthian capitals.  They were subsequently interpreted as the signatures of craftsmen of Eastern origin, or possibly as the trademark of a team of stonemasons.

The results of the epigraphic study, which was published in the latest volume of the “Bollettino di Storia Patria per l’Umbria” (Bulletin of National History in Umbria), seem to suggest something quite different.  The hypothesis is that the Greek inscriptions represent nomina sacra, referring to the person of Christ, the meaning of which is a symbolic and numeric eschatological message of salvation.

I find this prospect very intriguing and worth further research.

For those of you that read Italian, here is the link to the full article about this topic: http://www.evus.it/it/index.php/news/zoom/le-misteriose-iscrizioni-del-tempio-di-santangelo/

Stay tuned for more details on my findings!

by Lynn De La Torre – April 2015