header: Smithsonian National Museum of Natural History
Written in Stone
Written In Stone: Pre-Islamic Period Inscriptions
(spacer)
(spacer)
(spacer)
(spacer)
 
(spacer)
(decorative line)  

Thamudic (3)

Translation: (undeciphered …)

Epigraphers are currently working to digitize, trace, and decipher the Thamudic inscriptions found on rock faces of northern Arabia, such as the one shown in this archival photograph in the National Museum's collection. Through this collaborative project, we hope to present the results of this on-going research in future additions to this web exhibition. Please re-visit the exhibition for regular updates.

fig07 color
fig07 b&w fig07 drawing
Vertical surface of a hill.
1m x 1m (inscription area)
ca. 500 BC
Click for larger images
 
Pre-Islamic Exhibit: Origin & Develpment | Thamudic | Lihyanite | Safaitic | Musnad al Janubi
Islamic Exhibit: Islamic Period | Kufi 1 | Kufi 2 | Naskh
Written In Stone: Home