Archaeologists find inscription from the time of Alexander the Great

April 2nd, 2009 - 3:37 pm ICT by ANI  

London, April 2 (ANI): Archaeological excavations in the ancient region of Baktria in Afghanistan have revealed a unique marble slab with the image of Alexander the Great and a passage of an inscription.

The slab represents an ancient king on a horse heading Macedonian cavalry and Macedonian phalanx at the background.

An inscription written in an ancient language different from ancient Greek or ancient Egyptian languages, on which were written a large part of the stone inscriptions at the time of Alexander, is placed from the right of the military arena.

According to other assumptions, the words of Alexander of Macedonia are written in baktriyan language protolanguage of today’s Bulgarians.

According to archaeologists from the museum in the town of Balh, the baktriyan language is a language, which had been spoken by the soldiers of Alexander of Macedonia, which had unified languages and dialects in his multinational army.

Found fragments of ancient Greek inscription at the same site, suggest a possible parallel text. (ANI)

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