EPIGRAPHY, the study of inscriptions, particularly their collection, decipherment, interpretation, dating, and classification.
i. Old Persian and Middle Iranian epigraphy
ii. Greek inscriptions from ancient Iran
iii. Arabic inscriptions in Persia
iv. Safavid and later inscriptions
v. Inscriptions from the Indian subcontinent
vi. Ossetic epigraphy. See OSSETIC.
vii. Early Persian epigraphy. See SUPPLEMENT.
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