Sitovo inscription

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Sitovo inscription
Rock with Sitovo inscription

The Sitovo inscription is an inscription that has yet to be satisfactorily translated. It was discovered in 1928 by an archaeological expedition led by Alexander Peev on the wall of a rock shelter near the village of Sitovo, close to Plovdiv, Bulgaria. It was published in 1950 by Z. R. Morfova.


The inscription is in two lines which are 3.40 metres (11.2 ft) long. The written signs are 40 centimetres (16 in) tall.

Possible translations[edit]

Various attempts by both amateurs and professionals to translate it have been made. It has been variously identified as local ancient language, Celtic, Slavic, and Phrygian.[1]

See also[edit]


  1. ^ Mel Copeland. "Translation of the Phrygian language". The second inscription is a rock-text near Sitovo village at 30 km south-east of Plovdiv in the Rhodopes Range. After their own autopsia Bayun-Orel 1991, 144-148, dated the inscription in III-I c. B.C. and saw on the rock "Ipta" as "figurine, cult object, image (in paredria?) with Bacchus' figurine."  [sic]

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