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Mine Entrance Inscription



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Description:
Drawing of a steliform rock panel near a mine entrance showing Proto-Sinaitic inscription, No. 349.

Era:
Early Semitic Script

Image Credit:
William Foxwell Albright

Date of Inscription:
c. 1500 BCE

Location of Discovery:
Sinai Penninsula

Date of Discovery:
Early 20th Century

Current Location:
?

Language:
Unknown Semitic (Many Semitic words are common among many differnt tribes)

Writing Surface:
Stone

Inscription:
TBD

Transliteration:
TBD

Translation:
"Thou, O offerer, (or) chief miner, an offering prepare for Ba'alat, on behalf of Ahena- O offerer,- an offering of a wild ewe. On behalf of his son, [Elya]tu (?), give, O offerer, a wild ewe for [Ba'alat (?)]." Translation by William F. Albright

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