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Written In Stone: Pre-Islamic Period Inscriptions
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Thamudic (4)

Translation (undeciphered …)

Epigraphers are currently working to digitize, trace, and decipher the Thamudic inscriptions found on rock faces of northern Arabia, such as the one found on this archival photograph in the National Museum's collection. Through this collaborative project, we hope to present the results of this on-going research in future additions to this web exhibition. Please re-visit the exhibition for regular updates.
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Vertical surface on a hill.
1m x 500 cm (inscription area)
ca. 500 BC
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Pre-Islamic Exhibit: Origin & Develpment | Thamudic | Lihyanite | Safaitic | Musnad al Janubi
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