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Multilingual inscriptions

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Connected Sites

  • Aksum: Ezana Stone - Geez, South Arabian and Greek
  • Biblical Tells: An Accadian-Sumerian dictionary discovered at Tel Hazor
  • Bisotun: Trilingual - Elamite, Akkadian and Persian
  • Dougga/Thugga: several Numidian-Punic bilinguals
  • Old Town of Galle: Galle Trilingual - Chinese, Tamil and Perisian erected in 1411 in Galle Sri Lanka to commemorate the second visit to Sri Lanka by the Chinese admiral Zheng He. Original now in Colombo National Museum - copy in Galle Maritime Museum
  • Palmyra: The Temple of Baal Shamin has a column from AD131 "In Greek and Palmyrene (Aramaic) that praises the Secretary of the city for his generosity during the visit of the "Divine Hadrian" and for footing the bill for the temple's construction" also "The inscriptions which remain are bilingual, in Aramaic and Greek; a few with Latin also survive but only from the later years of the city (As'ad and Delplace 2002)."
  • Petra: Aramaic and Greek
  • Xanthos-Letoon: Lycian, Aramaic and Greek

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