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Liber Linteus Zagrabiensis. The Linen Book of Zagreb
A Comment on the Longest Etruscan Text


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Authors:  van der Meer L.B.
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Year: 2007
ISBN: 978-90-429-2024-8
Pages: X-210 p.
Price: 72 EURO


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Summary:
This book is the first complete analysis of and comment on a unique Etruscan document, the Liber linteus zagrabiensis, the linen book of Zagreb, better known as the Mummy Wrappings of Zagreb, dated to the first half of the second century BC, containing the longest Etruscan text (c. 1330 words). It was made in Etruria and later on reused in Egypt. There the book was cut into eight strips, five of which were partly preserved. The book contains twelve columns or 'pages'. C. 60% of the original text has been preserved.


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