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Hieroglyphic texts found in Northern Spain

 
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PostPosted: Thu Jun 15, 2006 12:16 pm    Post subject: Hieroglyphic texts found in Northern Spain Reply with quote

A site in Northern Spain has yielded some quite remarkable finds it seems.
There are texts referring to ancient egyptian history and divinities.

And there are some hieroglyphs found as well.

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Archaeologists in the site of Iruña-Veleia have discovered an epigraphic set "among the most important of the Roman world" with drawings from the third century and a representation of a Calvary.

Archaeologists in the site of Iruña-Veleia have discovered an epigraphic set "among the most important of the Roman world," with a series of 270 inscriptions and drawings from the 3rd century and a representation of a Calvary, "the most ancient known up to this moment."
The managers of the archaeological site, located near the Alavan town of Nanclares de Oca, have officially unveiled these findings, identified and analysed last summer.
The tools with the inscriptions and drawings, most of them ceramics, were found in a room of the "Domus de pompeia valentina," one of the urban residences of the old city of Veleia, built up in the last quarter of the first century and inhabited until the fifth century.
A 57-square metre room was found in that town, sealed as in a "time capsule with its contents untouched," and inside there were feeding remains and fragments of different recipients and other tools that had been used for writing.
The Egypt expert of the University of Barcelona Montserrat Rius has explained that some Latin inscriptions refer to the ancient Egyptian history and its divinities, and has noted there are also hieroglyphic inscriptions "with a perfect layout" that make experts think they were taught to children.


This text comes from this site.
There is a bit more info there as well as a picture of the main site.

More pictures, including some of the shards with hieroglyphs, can be found on a Spanish site:
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