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‘Mysterious’ Inscription on Ancient Dacia Sphinx is Deciphered

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The mystery of the inscription on the bronze sphinx statue discovered in the early 19th century was solved 200 years later. The bronze sphinx statue, dating to the third century, was discovered in Dacia, a Roman province corresponding to modern-day Romania. However, after being discovered in the 19th century, the statue was stolen from a European count sometime around 1848. While the sphinx was never found, a detailed drawing of it survived. Dacia is the ancient name for Romania and has seen the rule of various groups and empires throughout history. During ancient times, Dacia was part of the Dacian Kingdom and later became a province of the Roman Empire after its conquest by Roman Emperor Trajan in AD 106… (READ MORE)

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