The Runic Characters are written directionally from right to left,
otherwise in normal from top to bottom rows!
Much of early Hungarian (Historic Coats of Arms) history was recorded in runic writings; - carved into stone, clay, leather and wood. Unfortunately most of it was destroyed! When Saint Stephen, (St Stephen's Crown) First Christian King of Hungary was converting the Magyar people to Catholicism, he ordered all reminders, objects and writings of the Pagan era to be destroyed throughout the nation. This of course was to ensure the steady forward course of religious conversion.
Very little historical evidence written in ancient Hungarian Runic writing survived. During the rule of King (Corvinus) Hunyadi Matthias (Mátyás 1458-1490) "history and its recording" took an important role. Renowned for his humanistic views, the King was surrounded by scholars; he was patron of the arts and sciences. During his reign, a magnitude of the nation's cultural contribution was exposed. From the mid 15th century more evidence of and references to the Ancient Hungarian Runic writing were found then previously. The Transylvanian Hungarians (Székely Magyarok) deserve much of the credit for safeguarding, using and keeping the Ancient Hungarian Runic Writing alive.
The Tatarlakai Medallion found in Transylvania (Erdély) by N. Vlassa an archeologist in 1961. Results of C-14 radio-carbon testing, carried out by the then Soviet scientific community, found the medallion to be authentic, the clay material to be from the area of the find and estimated the medallion to be approximately 6500 years old. Accordingly this means that the medallion pre-dates the Sumerian writing found in the Mesopotamian city of Uruk by one thousand years. More scientific research is needed to suport the belief of many scholars, that the medallion originated from Magyars who were possibily living in the area thousands of years prior to Árpád and the A.D. 896 Hungarian settlment of the Balkans, which included the largely dismembered (In Trianon) territory of present day Hungary!
The Tatarlakai Medallion has 10 runic symbols inscribed on it. Six of these are identical, two are very similar and only two differ from the historic Hungarian Runic Letters (symbols).
It is the intention of some Hungarian scientists and linguists to bring back the use of Runic writing, which could be thought to the children in schools; possibly in heritage classes.
Linguistic evidence strongly points the Hungarian and Mesopotamian "Sumerian Connection". For certain, Magyar people were living and striving as a strong nation, before settling in the Balkans. Evidence points to Magyar settlements in the area just north of Mesopotama. It may have to be Hungarian Hystorians living abroad who are willing and able to prove the "missing link" of Hungarian's. (Books of interest; Dr. Padányi Viktor Dentu-Hungaria Printed in Buenos Aires, Argentina)
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Ancient Hungarian Runic Characters
If anyone finds similarities to the above Hungarian Runic letters in existing historical documents, archeological findings or other sources, it would be much appreciated if you would convey such information to the writer of this page.
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