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Iguvine Tables

Iguvine Tables (ĭˈgyŏvĭn) [key], several inscribed bronze tablets dating from the 1st and 2d cent. A.D., discovered in 1444 at Gubbio, Italy (the ancient Iguvium and later Eugubium). Most of them are still preserved there. They set forth the acts of the Attidian Brethren, a corporation of 12 priests. The tablets proved an important aid in understanding the ancient Umbrian language and supplied information on ancient Italian religious rites.

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