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Written In Stone: Pre-Islamic Period Inscriptions
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Lihyanite (2)

Written from left to right, the letters are joined together.

L a r z a(in)

For Aaz'r
(the name of a person)

Written from right to left.

L sa m r j a'a s-smr

L'salm raj'a bin Awas bin Samr
(person's name)

This inscription is deeply pecked onto the vertical surface of a hill. The writer has placed dots between each word and depicts his Wasm [tribal symbol] beside the inscription.

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150cm x 35cm x 12cm
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Pre-Islamic Exhibit: Origin & Develpment | Thamudic | Lihyanite | Safaitic | Musnad al Janubi
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