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Written In Stone
Pre-Islamic Period Inscriptions

Thamudic (4)

(4) نقش ثمودي

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Vertical surface of a hill.
1m x 1m (inscription area)
ca. 500 BC

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.

(الترجمة ( تحت الدراسة

نقش ثمودي من شمال المملكة العربية السعودية وجد على واجهة صخرية . يبدأ من اليسار إلى اليمين وهو من موجودات المتحف الوطني نتمنّى أن تقدم نتائج هذا البحث المزيد من إلقاء الضوء عن تاريخ الجزيرة

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