Ancient writings

ANCIENT WRITINGS, evidence. Deeds, wills, and other writings more than thirty years old, are considered ancient writings. They may in general be read in evidence, without any other proof of their execution than that they have been in the possession of those claiming rights under them. Tr. per Pais, 370; 7 East, R. 279; 4 Esp. R. 1; 9 Ves. Jr. 5; 3 John. R. 292; 1 Esp. R. 275; 5 T. R. 259; 2 T. R. 466; 2 Day's R. 280. But in the case of deeds, possession must have accompanied them. Plowd. 6, 7. See Blath. Pres. 271, n. (2.)

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He pointed out that the Antiquities Inspectorate agency seized after the liberation of the city 800 ancient bricks, including 36 bricks that has ancient writings from a citizen who had built a wall to his home using them.
Ancient writings on medical conditions of women reflect a recognition of preeclampsia and eclampsia, although formal classification of the condition as a hypertensive disorder associated specifically with pregnancy did not occur until the late 1800s.
Brennan's attention to historic detail and his references to the ancient writings supporting this history lend to a seasoned, logical progression of events that does more than document dates and peoples, but charts what each group brought to the country to help build the Irish culture we know today.
Scientists have uncovered lost ancient writings on parchment in Egypt, including ones jotted down in rare languages, that could give them a window into the past.
Salalah, Apr 3 (ONA) Personal exhibition of Ali bin Ahmed al-Shahri, researcher in archaeology and ancient writings and inscriptions, titled "Ancient Inscriptions and Writings in Dhofar," was opened at the Omani Society for Fine Arts of the Sultan Qaboos Higher Centre for Culture and Science in the Governorate of Dhofar today under the patronage of Sheikh Khalid bin Omar al-Marhoon, Minister of Civil Service.
Written for general readers and students, this accessible work on Sappho, the female poet of ancient Greece, reflects the latest discoveries of SapphoAEs poetry on papyrus and pottery carvings and in quotations of her work in other ancient writings.
Outside the Bible: Ancient Writings Related to Scripture, edited by Louis H.
at on the left hand, which leads down a steep hill, is called the Dog Bank, and seems formerly to have been inhabited by Jewish merchants, as it is named Silver Street in some ancient writings.
The Puranas are ancient writings on Hindu mythology and folklore of varying date and origin, the most ancient of which dates from the 4th century AD.
Utopias: A Brief History from Ancient Writings to Virtual Communities.
Segal's Utopias: A Brief History from Ancient Writings to Virtual Communities (Wiley-Blackwell, 2012) is a useful contribution to this trend.