The Palmyrene alphabet developed from cursive versions of the Aramaic alphabet, and was used to write Palmyrene Aramaic from about 100 BCE to 300 CE. The oldest known inscription in the Palmyrene alphabet dates from 44 BCE, and the latest known inscription dates from 274 CE. Inscriptions have been found in Palmyra, Hatra, Dura Europos and other Syrian cities, and also in Rome.
This alphabet was used to write Palmyrene Aramaic, a variety of Western Aramaic that was spoken in Palmyra, a city in what is now central Syria. There is a rounded, cursive version of the alphabet, and a decorative, monumental version.
Ancient Berber, Arabic, Aramaic, Chorasmian, Elymaic, Hatran, Hebrew, Manichaean, Nabataean, North Arabian, Pahlavi, Palmyrene, Parthian, Phoenician, Paleo-Hebrew, Proto-Sinaitic / Proto-Canaanite, Psalter, Punic, Sabaean, Samaritan, Sogdian, South Arabian, Syriac, Tifinagh, Ugaritic
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