Re: Unexamined sites (TUBA)
- It was a surprise to find Early Bronze Age inscriptions using the West
Semitic syllabary at Umm el-Marra (Tuba, E of Aleppo and Alalakh, NE
of Ebla and Ugarit, and a long way from Gubla/Byblos); dated c. 2300;
a script that is apparently based on Old Kingdom hieratic signs . The
little amulets may reflect Egyptian beliefs about the afterlife:
NUSHI`U 'saved'; NIKAWANA 'he is established' (cp Egp 'justified')
Massey University, NZ
> The northern
> portions of the Levant should yield substantial information about
> connections between Egypt and Anatolia in the 2nd & 1st mill BCE.
> Trudy Kawami
On 2/04/2009, at 5:40 AM, Niels Peter Lemche wrote:
> I would personally love to see some of the big cakes (they look like
> that) on the Aleppo plain, between Aleppo and Ebla.
> Niels Peter Lemche