Ancient writing systems in the Mediterranean

A critical guide to electronic resources

Ancient South Arabian

- 11th/10th c. BC - 6th c. AD

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Minaic inscription engraved on a wooden sarcophagus found in Egypt, which commemorates the death of a Minaic merchant resident in this country, where he traded aromatic substances to the local temples. The inscription is dated to the 22nd year of the reign of Ptolemy (perhaps Ptolemy II, 3rd c. BC).
Source: Robin, Ch. J., L'Egypte dans les inscriptions de l'Arabie méridionale préislamique, in Catherine Berger, Gisele Clerc and Nicolas Grimal (eds). Hommages à Jean Leclant. (Bibliothéque d'étude, 106), 1994, Cairo: Institut français d'archéologie orientale, 291-296.

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