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Five Texts in Etruscan

Early Gothic Language of Tyrrhenians and Ancient Jutes


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.