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

Safaitic (2)

Writing from right to left; starting at the point at the right of the stone and then spiraling across and towards the center.

L sh tha bn m a(in) z m hb w d tha a

Probably Transcription
Lashast bin Maiz bin Mahab w datha

(Not yet deciphered / translated)

This inscription, which has yet to be fully deciphered, will be more visible if one bears in mind that it looks like a lower case "e." The inscription should be "read" from the "tail" of the "e" toward the center.
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40cm x 30cm x 9cm
NMSA Object #797
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