<bron90.htm>     [Bronze Age Text]


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          Decipherment of the first three lines of San Telmo stele in Spain, an example of the Iberian texts, undecipherable until the match between the letters and the signs of the Algonquian syllabary was noticed in 1979.  The translation reads:  (1) House of the Apothecary, (2) And of remedies for illnesses, (3)  Buy from me herbal medicines.


          This inscription, now in the San Telmo Museum, is one of the last known uses of the script in Spain, dating from medieval times.  Other examples range back to the Bronze Age (Fell 1982).