The Etruscan language has been difficult to analyze. Long thought an isolate, consensus now holds that it is related to languages in the Alps and the Aegean island of Lemnos. It was superseded by Latin and was written in an alphabet derived from the Greek alphabet; this alphabet was the source of the Latin alphabet. It is also believed to be the source of certain important cultural words of Western Europe such as 'military' and 'person,' which do not have obvious Indo-European roots.

Estudos sobre a Civilização Romana: "Os Etruscos" - Gran Circo Pravda

The RAS'NA(Etruscan) Alphabet    The Etruscan language is universally accepted as an isolated case. It cannot be shown conclusively to be related to any other language, living or dead, except for a couple of sparsely attested extinct languages.  Here they used ancient Greek an Phoenicians signs to fit their still mysterious language..

A western variety of the Greek alphabet was carried by the Euboean Greeks to Italy, and the Etruscans acquired the alphabet from them. The Etruscans in turn passed on the alphabet to the Romans.

The Placenza Liver, Model of a sheep's liver inscribed with the names of Etruscan gods, 100 B.C.

Model of a sheep's liver, used for telling the future, inscribed with the names of Etruscan gods, 100 B. Telling the future by looking at an animals Liver was also practised by the ancient Chinese.

200 BCE. The Tabula Cortonensis, a bronze plaque with 8 pieces and riveted handle. It may be a contract related to the division of realty and chattel. It is a primary resource for the etruscan language with 34 known words and an equal number of previously unattested Etruscan words. The  Ǝ (a reversed epsilon) implies that, at least in the Etruscan dialect spoken in Cortona has a different sound  than E. 32 horizontal lines of text, about 30 letters long on the front and 8 on the back.

The Tabula Cortonensis, is a primary resource for the Etruscan language. 8 engraved bronze pieces and a riveted handle with 32 lines of text. It may be a contract for the division of realty and chattel.

Educational information: the Etruscan language, Writing, Alphabet, Numeral system

Educational information: the Etruscan language, Writing, Alphabet, Numeral system

The world's oldest multiple-page book - the book dates back to 600BC. In the lost Etruscan language - on display in Bulgaria's National History Museum in Sofia.

Rare, Unique, and Unusual Books

Etruscan Gold Book believed to be the oldest complete multiple page book found in the world. It is made of six plates of gold, each 5 x cm, and bound with two rings. It dates to 600 BC. To Shine like a Goddess Keka❤❤

Etruscan bronze statuette of a haruspex wearing a pointed hat. C.600BC. Villa Giulia Etruscan national museum

Etruscan elongated bronze statuette of a haruspex wearing a bulla and pointed hat.

Educational information: the Etruscan language, Writing, Alphabet, Numeral…

Educational information: the Etruscan language, Writing, Alphabet, Numeral system

Educational information: the Etruscan language, Writing, Alphabet, Numeral system

Educational information: the Etruscan language, Writing, Alphabet, Numeral system

Etruscan writing Nous savons déchiffrer la langue étrusque mais nous ne la comprenons pas. Pourtant l'origine de bien des mots français vient de l'étrusque : ainsi monde vient du mot étrusque mundus qui signie trou puant conduisant à l'enfer. Certains dieux du panthéon romain viennent de la civilation étrusque comme Janus qui vient du dieu étrusque Ani.

This picture is a picture showing how they used to write in the ancient times. This is the ancient Greece's alphabet, and they wrote it on a piece of stone because they didn't have paper to write on.

etruscans history | Etruscan-hunters can find relics of this great civilization all over ...

The mysterious Etruscans were major players in the evolution of European civilization.

Etruscan Vase in the shape of a cock, second half of 7th century B.C. Etruscan Terracotta

Etruscan model alphabet incised on (ink container)Vase in the shape of a cockerel [Etruscan]

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