Cosmic Challenge: Written in Stone

I have so many stones with writing on them that I don’t know where to start!

Perhaps with two from the north India where Islamic design often uses Arabic script such as this inlaid writing on the marble wall of the Taj Mahal of Agra, India.
The Writing on the Wall of the Taj MahalMuch of New Delhi’s Red Fort is intricately carved with Islamic motifs consisting of geometric shapes, flowers and what looks to be Arabic script. If walls could talk I wonder what it would say?Intricate Stone Carving at New Delhi's Red FortGraffiti carved into the soft marl walls within the Maastricht Cave Tour.Graffiti Carved into the Soft Marl wallsin the Maastricht Cave TourA stone marker with ancient runes written on it at the National History Museum in Copenhagen, Denmark. The red paint was added later by archeologists and is somewhat controversial. A stone marker with ancient runes written on it at the National History Museum in Copenhagen, DenmarkGraffiti on the wall of a cave on the way to the island of Cat Ba in Vietnam.Graffiti on the wall of a cave on the way to the island of Cat Ba in VietnamNajera Monastery in Spain: carved letters in stone. Najera Monastery in Spain: carved letters in stoneRather elegant lettering was used for this carved graffiti from 1797 (on a castle in Segovia, Spain).Carved grafitti on a castle in Segovia, SpainReusing an old stone carved with writing for a wall in Oaxaca, Mexico. Reusing old stone carved with writing for a wall in Oaxaca, MexicoPetroglyphs at Newspaper Rock in Utah, USA.petroglyphs at Newspaper RockA memorial to the soldiers that lost their lives in the second World War at St-Valery-sur-Sommes says: ‘Nous ne t’oublierons jamais’ – ‘We will never forget’.Saint-Valery-sur-Somme Cemetery 'Commonwealth War Graves'

Grave stone at the cemetery at the Bonamargy Friary in Ballycastle, Ireland, UK. Ireland of course had dozens of stone tombstones carved with writing.This is one of my favourites.Grave stone at the cemetery at the Bonamargy Friary in Ballycastle, Ireland, UKFor a very different sort of writing: Ogham script on slate stones on the Dingle Peninsula, Ireland.Ogham writing on stones on the Dingle Peninsula, IrelandThe marble tomb of a baby in St Grwsts Church in Wales.The Marble Tomb of a Baby in St Grwsts Church in WalesMore of the Cosmic Challenge: Written in Stone.

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