The elite classes of Roman society constructed their residences with elaborate marble decorations, inlaid marble paneling, door jambs and columns as well as costly paintings and frescoes. Dadanitic previously called ‘Dedanite’ and ‘Lihyanite’ was the alphabet used by the inhabitants of the ancient oasis of Dadan (Biblical Dedān, trendy al-ʿUlā in north-west Saudi Arabia), most likely some time during the second half of the primary millennium BC. Dadan was an important centre on the caravan route bringing frankincense from historic South Arabia to Egypt, the Levant and the Mediterranean.
A recent take a look at references to alcoholic drinks in Indian literature means that certain terms, hitherto not clearly understood, might seek advice from distillation, allowing us, in India and Pakistan, to take its historical past back to c. 500 B.C.
Dadanitic has the same repertoire of 28 phonemes as Arabic and is the one ancient member of the South Semitic script family to make use of matres lectionis (i.e. some letters — h, w, and y — to characterize each consonants and vowels or, in the case of y a diphthong).
With few exceptions, the peoples of the Indonesian archipelago share a common Austronesian ancestry (originating in Taiwan, c. 6,000 years ago), and conventional properties of Indonesia share quite a lot of traits such as timber building, varied and elaborate roof constructions.
AWOL is the successor to Abzu , a guide to networked open entry information relevant to the study and public presentation of the Historical Close to East and the Historical Mediterranean world, founded at the Oriental Institute, College of Chicago in 1994.