Safaitic Inscription from Jordan

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Osama Shukir Muhammed Amin
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published on 02 April 2018
Safaitic Inscription from Jordan

Nomadic people left tens of thousands of inscribed rocks, like this one, across Jordan desserts, written in Safaitic, an Arabian dialect. This rock playfully shows a woman playing the flute. The inscription reads "By Aqraban, son of Kasit, sone of Saad, the beautiful woman, playing the reed pipes". 100 BCE to 100 CE. From modern-day al-Mafraq, Jordan Hashemite Kingdom. (The Jordan Museum, Amman, Jordan).


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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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