Example sentences for: inscriptions

How can you use “inscriptions” in a sentence? Here are some example sentences to help you improve your vocabulary:

  • Clad with gray Aswan granite, it is engraved with letters and graphic inscriptions of cultures and societies around the world.

  • This guard tower, built in 1345, is decorated in Buddhist carvings, with inscriptions in Chinese, Tibetan, Sanskrit, and languages of the northern tribes.

  • The many inscriptions carved into the cave walls over the centuries are much admired by connoisseurs of calligraphy.

  • A Renaissance portal, a distinguished later addition, opens onto spacious courtyards where horseshoe arches, Arabic inscriptions, and distinctive tile ornaments indicate the Moorish origins of this grand building.

  • The work of Jean Francois Champollion (1790-1832) in deciphering hieroglyphics from the Rosetta Stone was an astonishing accomplishment, for it enabled us to read the myriad writings of the ancient Egyptians on papyrus and in wall inscriptions and revealed an enormous amount of the knowledge we have today about their civilization, which lasted for about 2600 years.


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