The Undeciphered Inscription of the Baptistery of Pisa


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This short communication is aimed at popularizing the puzzle of the undeciphered inscription engraved on a wall of the Baptistery of Pisa (Tuscany, Italy), which appears also in other religious monuments in Tuscany. The inscription is written in an unknown script and, being very short and without other examples with the same symbols all over the world (apart from some equivalent epigraphic documents from the same area), is still undeciphered. The goal of the following note, which absolutely does not aim to be original, and which is just recapitulative, is to trigger a discussion about the inscription and to encourage possible interpretations and, ultimately, new deciphering attempts.
Original languageEnglish
Article number3359
Pages (from-to)1-6
Number of pages6
JournalAcademia Letters
Publication statusPublished - 1 Sept 2021


  • Language Deciphering
  • Epigraphy
  • Pisa's Inscription
  • Pisa's Baptistery
  • History of Writing


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