Memorial Slab with Ogam Script

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Osama Shukir Muhammed Amin
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published on 21 March 2016
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In primitive Irish, this reads "[stone] of Vedac, [son] of Tob of the Sogain", a people known from later record. Ogam script was invented in the south of Ireland in the 4th century CE and used by Irish settlers in Britain. The notched letters on the edge of the stone read anti-clockwise. This is one of 3 Ogam stones which were used in a medieval ring fort, Roovesmoor Rath, County Cork, Ireland. 5th century CE. (The British Museum, London)

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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.

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