Etruscan Inscription

Server Costs Fundraiser 2023

Help our mission to provide free history education to the world! Please donate to our server cost fundraiser 2023, so that we can produce more history articles, videos and translations. With your support millions of people learn about history entirely for free, every month.
$10666 / $21000


Osama Shukir Muhammed Amin
published on 29 October 2019

This is a detail of a large Etruscan ritual calander from Santa Maria Capua Vetere, Italy. The Etruscan language is preserved in about 10,000 short texts; the grave, votive, and ownership inscriptions. Only four longer texts are known so far, as this Capua clay tablet. However, the right-to-left script based on the Greek alphabet can be read but is difficult to translate. Clay. 5th century BCE. It is on display at the Altes Museum in Berlin, Germany.

Remove Ads


About the Author

Osama Shukir Muhammed Amin
Associate Professor of Neurology and lover of the Cradle of Civilization, Mesopotamia. I'm very interested in Mesopotamian history and always try to take photos of archaeological sites and artifacts in museums, both in Iraq and around the world.

Cite This Work

APA Style

Amin, O. S. M. (2019, October 29). Etruscan Inscription. World History Encyclopedia. Retrieved from

Chicago Style

Amin, Osama Shukir Muhammed. "Etruscan Inscription." World History Encyclopedia. Last modified October 29, 2019.

MLA Style

Amin, Osama Shukir Muhammed. "Etruscan Inscription." World History Encyclopedia. World History Encyclopedia, 29 Oct 2019. Web. 31 Mar 2023.