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Elias Muhanna
I wrote an essay for the about how ancient inscriptions (like ) are transforming our understanding of the history of Arabic and, perhaps, the origins of Islam.
How strange rocks—and an obscure language—are changing a decades-old academic consensus.
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Elias Muhanna 23 May 18
Replying to @Safaitic @PhDniX and 13 others
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Estelle Folest 8 Nov 18
Fantastic article even for non-specialist readers. Merci !
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Elias Muhanna 8 Nov 18
Merci à vous.
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Eric "Groovie Goolies" Hanne 23 May 18
Wonderful, illuminating piece.
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Daniel A. Beck 23 May 18
Fantastic article, and some long overdue publicity for this revolutionary line of research!
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Jenny Shipway 23 May 18
Great article, thank you! Spooky timing as today I was researching pre-Islamic use of astronomy (for a planetarium show) and I would love to know more about these constellation IDs/uses. Where could I read more please??
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Marijn "i before j" van Putten 23 May 18
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Rafael Contreras Gomez 23 May 18
The bit on the discovery of the zodiac was simply mind-blowing. is a genius.
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Matthew Teller 23 May 18
I thoroughly enjoyed reading this, Elias. Thank you, and well done
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Marijn "i before j" van Putten 23 May 18
Amazing article , great job! This should certainly get some new people interested in the exciting field of Arabic's linguistic history!
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