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Written In Stone
Pre-Islamic Period Inscriptions

Safaitic (1)

(1) نقش صفوي

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54cm x 36cm x 8cm
NMSA Object #801

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.

حجر عليه كتابة صفوية كتبت بخط غائر وبطريقة النقر لامن اليسار إلى اليمين وبأسلوب نصف دائري وقد فقد جزء من الحجر .

ل ر ع ت ب ن ع د ي ب ن ل ش م هـ ب ن ص ر و

لرعد بن عدي بن لشمه بن سرو

Pre-Islamic Exhibit: Origin & Develpment | Thamudic | Lihyanite | Safaitic | Musnad al Janubi
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