Harvard Semitic Museum
This fragmentary inscription is written on red sandstone in musnad, the ancient South Arabian monumental alphabet, which appears in the archaeological record between the tenth century B.C.E. and the seventh century C.E.  Much like early ancient Greek writing, this script could be read from left to right or right to left, depending on which way the letters were facing!  However, it was normally written from right to left.
This inscription is from Sana’a, Yemen, and is part of the Semitic Museum’s permanent collection for private study.

This fragmentary inscription is written on red sandstone in musnad, the ancient South Arabian monumental alphabet, which appears in the archaeological record between the tenth century B.C.E. and the seventh century C.E.  Much like early ancient Greek writing, this script could be read from left to right or right to left, depending on which way the letters were facing!  However, it was normally written from right to left.

This inscription is from Sana’a, Yemen, and is part of the Semitic Museum’s permanent collection for private study.

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