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RE: [ANE-2] Cuneiform inscription found at Rabat Tepe

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  • Trudy Kawami
    As usual, something seems to have gotten lost in the automatic translation from Persian into English. there are quite a few cuneiform inscription known from
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      As usual, something seems to have gotten lost in the"automatic"
      translation from Persian into English. there are quite a few cuneiform
      inscription known from NW Iran in the Iron Age. They are usualy incised
      on stone, while this new find may be on a glazed brick. That would
      explain it's apparent significance. There is at least one other site in
      NW Iran, Qalaichi, (spellings differ) which has produced glazed figural
      decor. The Iranians are keen in identifiing Rabat Tepe with ancient
      Mousasir, but the jury is still out on that elsewhere.
      Trudy Kawami

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      From: ANE-2@yahoogroups.com [mailto:ANE-2@yahoogroups.com] On Behalf Of
      Bjarte Kaldhol
      Sent: Wednesday, November 29, 2006 3:56 PM
      To: ANE-2@yahoogroups.com
      Subject: [ANE-2] Cuneiform inscription found at Rabat Tepe



      Dear List,

      A cuneiform inscription from c. 700 BC was recently found during the
      excavations at Rabat Tepe. Apparently, it hasn't yet been studied by
      epigraphists. According to the excavator, Reza Heidari, this is "the
      first
      time that archeologists have succeeded in discovering a cuneiform
      inscription in the northwestern part of Iran. The script is enameled in
      white and carved on a brick."

      Rabat Tepe seems to have been an important city, covering an area of
      about
      25 hectares. Iranian archaeologists now speculate that it might have
      been
      Musasir.

      More at:

      <http://www.chnpress.com/news/?section=2&id=6831
      <http://www.chnpress.com/news/?section=2&id=6831> >

      Best wishes,

      Bjarte Kaldhol,

      Oslo

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