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Written in Stone
Written In Stone: Pre-Islamic Period Inscriptions
(decorative line)  

Safaitic (1)

Written from left to right across the top and then bending down towards the bottom and back to the left.

L r a(in) t b n a(in) d ya bin
l sh m h b n s r w

L'ra'at bin Udai bin lashma bin Sarou
(family names)

On the stone, above the script which is here translated, is the remnant of some earlier inscription which is also Safaitic script, but is barely legible and has not yet been deciphered.
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54cm x 36cm x 8cm
NMSA Object #801
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