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Written In Stone: Pre-Islamic Period Inscriptions
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Safaitic (9)

Transcription
L'qadam bin Lamo w hadafa hal lat slm

Proposed Translation
The person asking favor from the deity E'lat

Discussion
The message asks a favor from the deity E'lat. "E'lat" is the ancient name of a god in northern Arabia. The person is asking to be "salam" (meaning "alright," "good," or "at peace").
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40cm x 20cm x 15cm
NMSA Object #850
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