The earliest known inscriptions in the Phoenician alphabet come from Byblos and date back to 1000 BC. It has only 22 consonants – vowels are implicit – making the crossword a nightmare I think. This text is to be found on metal panels in the Etruscan museum in Rome – and is imprinted into a painted silk twill scarf.

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Measurements  : 136 by 33cm