Jörg Gengnagel gives a short introduction to the project of the SAI Heidelberg during the conference
“Gemstones in the first Millennium AD. Mines, Trade, Workshops and Symbolism.”
On Oktober 20th, 2015 at the Römisch Germanisches Zentralmuseum, Mainz, Germany.
Historical and Archaeological Sources
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The Indological sub-project of the International Framework will concentrate on two thematic foci. The first is the study and translation of textual sources describing pre-modern knowledge about gemstones and their specific effects. Here we deal with diverse texts composed in Sanskrit which not only present various characteristics of gemstones and their astrological, medical and spiritual potency, but which also relay the legends and myths associated with them. Continue reading Garnet in South Asia