[INDOLOGY] Brahmi in a Babylonian Inscription??

Jonathan Silk kauzeya at gmail.com
Fri Apr 3 14:17:21 UTC 2015

A final note, in reference to Rich's comment. As the colleague who brought
this question to my attention pointed out, the tablet was excavated and the
writing (for it is certainly writing) was inscribed while the clay was
still wet (as Harry Falk clearly pointed out), so there is no question here
of a fake: it is rather some writing in an as yet undeciphered script, just
not, alas, Brāhmī (I say 'alas' since this would then be a [more or less]
datable instance of Brāhmī not only from outside India but pre-Aśokan --
this was all too much to hope for!)

best thanks for the advice to all, Jonathan

On Tue, Mar 31, 2015 at 1:58 AM, Richard Salomon <rsalomon at u.washington.edu>

> I remember looking at this long ago and dismissing it (as did H. Falk) as
> nothing Indic, and probably a fake.
> Rich Salomonm
> On 3/30/2015 12:01 PM, Dominik Wujastyk wrote:
>> Those who don't have access to the Bobrinskoy 1936 article can check
>> online <http://tinyurl.com/q7t7ckh>. ​
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