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Five Texts in Etruscan

Early Gothic Language of Tyrrhenians and Ancient Jutes

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Ilse Nesbitt Jones

The mystery of what language Etruscan originated from is solved in the translation of five texts. Etruscan is revealed to be an early Gothic language, a partial forerunner of English through the language of the Jutes. A recipe and text containing genealogical information might be of particular interest to readers. The longest text, which had been wrapped around a mummy, rather than being, as formerly thought, a ritual, recounts the process used to produce continuation of the personal living appearance, the aim of Egyptian mummification.