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VMs: Re: VMS: Image Source, Accuracy of Transcriptions

Jacques notes:

"But what I like best is his translation of an
inscription on a bamboo tube from Sumatra
(Sumatra? I think Sumatra). "

I remember his translation of the inscription on Col. Percy Fawcett's
'mysterious' basalt idol found presented to him by Rider Haggard as found
by the writer's son or by British consul O'Sullivan Beare (I read somewhere
that Fawcett had previously sent it to the British Museum and they returned
it to him with a shrug), supposedly in Creole Minoan-Hittite, which read: 

"To ask the Gods for a lucky omen of the future, invoke Melgart and ...
bring a propriation for him."

Time to smile...

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