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Funeral stele in the Iberian language

<p>Funeral stele from the 1st century BC with an inscription in the Iberian language.</p>

Funeral stele from the 1st century BC with an inscription in the Iberian language.

This funerary stele was found in 1994 while archaeological control was being conducted of construction of the new sewer network in Raval Notari Josep Faus. It was not in its original location, and must have been used as building material at a later date. It is a magnificent example of how the Iberian language and writing survived into the first century of the city’s life (1st century BC). The composition of the inscription and the funerary formula used are clearly influenced by Roman customs: ’NEITINKE SUBAKE·E·I·TAKO’. Possible translation: ‘Neitinke, son of Subake, is buried here’.

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