Etruscan Inscription

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Osama Shukir Muhammed Amin
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published on 29 October 2019
Etruscan Inscription

This is a detail of a large Etruscan ritual calander from Santa Maria Capua Vetere, Italy. The Etruscan language is preserved in about 10,000 short texts; the grave, votive, and ownership inscriptions. Only four longer texts are known so far, as this Capua clay tablet. However, the right-to-left script based on the Greek alphabet can be read but is difficult to translate. Clay. 5th century BCE. It is on display at the Altes Museum in Berlin, Germany.


About the Author

Osama Shukir Muhammed Amin
Associate Professor of Neurology and lover of the Cradle of Civilization, Mesopotamia. I'm very interested in Mesopotamian history and always try to take photos of archaeological sites and artifacts in museums, both in Iraq and around the world.

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Amin, O. S. M. (2019, October 29). Etruscan Inscription. Ancient History Encyclopedia. Retrieved from https://www.ancient.eu/image/11393/

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