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Bentiron

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Old Agate Inscription
« on: May 26, 2015, 05:11:58 PM »

http://www.culturaitalia.it/opencms/en/contenuti/focus/focus_1072.html?T=1324389562349

Strange inscription on ancient agate in Cyprus, interesting read. :WEEEE:
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Re: Old Agate Inscription
« Reply #1 on: May 26, 2015, 05:53:44 PM »

Definitely intriguing.
However what I find amusing is that they assume the agate piece came to Malta via the spoils of war.  Why couldn't it have come through something far more peaceful like trade?
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Re: Old Agate Inscription
« Reply #2 on: May 26, 2015, 08:51:13 PM »

Malta bridges the east - west divide and basically anything can happen there. things are not at all peaceful there now for example with the east and west both wanting a bankrupt island.Lovely mystery and thought provoking stone.
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Re: Old Agate Inscription
« Reply #3 on: May 27, 2015, 01:24:55 PM »

I was kinda wondering how they etched/scratched the message on there that long ago. My dearly departed mother had a little saying that may or may not apply to this but it does apply to a lot of graffiti that has been found since ancient times, "A fool's name like a fool's face is always found in a public place.", someone seems to have picked it up in one holy place and deposited it in another perhaps hoping for a change of fortune. Maybe it was a warrior or a trader, we will never know, but it was there and now it is here.
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Re: Old Agate Inscription
« Reply #4 on: May 29, 2015, 10:46:16 AM »

This is a neat article, thanks for sharing it here!
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