From: Andreas Stötzner (firstname.lastname@example.org)
Date: Thu Sep 27 2007 - 08:46:32 CDT
Am 26. Sep 2007 um 04:07 schrieb Philippe Verdy:
> The presence of the 7-branch candelar and the cup is a string
> that it has some Samaritan or Hebrew origin, but it does not
> means that it is written in those languages.
> For me the bottom part of the stone (below the horizontal line of
> dots) is
> not the same script as the part above. There may even be as much as 4
> scripts on this stone, possibly showing the same text translated.
> So, for me it looks like an ancestral form of Georgian or Armenian (in
> middle), or a mix of several scripts (like a Rosette stone). The top
> (around the candelar) is probably more archaic than the bottom part
> shows more regular glyph forms, and looks like some evolved cuneiform
> proto-semitic script.
> Not everyting is text, there are decorations on the sides and bottom (a
> olive tree branch?), the top (stars, suns?)... The right side is
> altered (I think it contained a tree branch too)
> It's hard to see the letter forms due to the important glares and lack
> contrast... Is it made of stone or leather?
Look closer, think more, post less.
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