Oldest Nabatean-Arabic inscription found in Najran

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A Saudi-French archaeological team has unearthed in Najran what might be considered the oldest inscription in the Arabic alphabet, said a spokesman from the French Foreign Ministry.

“The epigrapher Frédéric Imbert, a professor at the University of Aix-Marseille, found the Nabatean Arabic inscription about 100 km north of Najran near the Yemeni border,” said the spokesman. “The first thing that makes this find significant is that it is a mixed text, known as Nabatean Arabic, the first stage of Arabic writing,” he said.

This script had previously only ever been seen north of Hejaz, in the Sinai and in the Levant. The second is the fact that these inscriptions are dated. The period indicated corresponds to the years 469-470 AD. This is the oldest form of Arabic writing known to date, the “missing link” between Nabatean and Arabic writing, he added. Read more.

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soverylittlehoneybee asked:
Asking out of complete curiosity? Which blog theme are you using? :)

Xeno by Benizora!

Finding it was an adventure and a half, because it’s a lot more difficult than it should be to find a theme with readable text, labeled links, visible tags, and minimal moving parts. I did modify the text size in the code, but other than that I haven’t changed anything.

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