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Letter, from Mr A [Francis Aston] to his publisher [Richard Waller]

Reference number: EL/A/44

Date: 01 January 1693


Concerning previously unknown characters which were found in an inscription in the marble ruins at Persepolis. Transcriptions were made in November 1667 by Mr Flowers, who was an agent for the East India Company in Persia. Aston sent these transcriptions now because Mr Flowers had recently died. A copy of the transcriptions is attached.

Subject: Philology/ Assyriology
Read to the Royal Society on 19 July 1693

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01 January 1693
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Francis Aston

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