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Italian expert finds spelling mistakes in Persepolis inscriptions
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A cuneiform stone inscription in Persepolis
A cuneiform stone inscription in Persepolis
TEHRAN -- An expert of the historical philology of Iranian languages of the “L’Orientale” University of Naples has said that he has found a few spelling mistakes in the inscriptions located in the ruins of Persepolis, an ancient capital of Persia.
Engravers with a low level of literacy probably made the spelling mistakes, Adriano V. Rossi said during a seminar, which was held in the southern Iranian city of Shiraz on Sunday to discuss a new review of the royal Achaemenid inscriptions.
The texts of the inscriptions were written by people with a high level of literacy, but the mistakes happened when the engravers cut the texts into the stones, he added.
Rossi said that each inscription discovered in Persepolis concludes with a prayer, which is in connection with its text.
Professor Gian Pietro Basello of the University of Naples also delivered a speech during the seminar and said that they have recently discovered pieces of a stone inscription at the Palace of Artaxerxes in Persepolis.
A team of experts is trying to attach the pieces together to decipher the text of inscription, he added.

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