we saw on a cave wall in Şuayb, in the Syrian desert outside Şanlıurfa in Southeastern Turkey. Anyone have any idea what it might be?
It's obviously some sort of Semitic script, but I can't match it with anything I've found online.
some background info that might help:
Şuayb is an Islamic & Druze prophet who might or might not be the same person as the Hebrew Jethro, Moses' father-in-law.
Civilization in this area goes back 9000 years or so; residents have included Akkadians, Babylonians, Hittites, Persians, Seleucid Greeks, Romans, Byzantines, Arabs, Armenians, Crusaders, and Turks. Many of the Prophets of the Book, starting with Abraham, also lived near here.
Current languages include Arabic, Kurdish, Turkish, and Aramaic/Syraic.
So while the script is Semitic, the language itself might not be.
Our unreliable guide said that this town had been pagan, Jewish (he said this
marked the entrance to a 'Jewish Place'), and Islamic.
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