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The Zanata Stone
|Location||Archaeological Museum of Tenerife (Tenerife, Canary Islands)|
|Type||Guanche Tifinagh stele|
|Dedicated to||Guanche Berber religion|
The Zanata Stone (Spanish: Piedra Zanata), also known as the Zenata Stone, is a small stele with engravings. The tablet is presumably of Guanche origin. It was found in 1992 near a mountain known as Montaña de las Flores (Mountain of the Flowers) in the municipality of El Tanque, located in the northwestern part of Tenerife, Canary Islands.
The Zanata Stone depicts a kind of fish. According to Rafael Gonzalez Antón, the director of the Archaeological Museum of Tenerife, its characters appear to be in Tifinagh. The latter alphabet is descended from the ancient Libyco-Berber script, and is used today by the Tuareg.
- Cave of Achbinico
- Church of the Guanche People
- Guanche mummies
- Royal Mausoleum of Mauretania
- Stone of the Guanches
- Mitchell, Peter (2005). African Connections: Archaeological Perspectives on Africa and the Wider World. Rowman Altamira. p. 177. ISBN 075911501X. Retrieved 20 July 2016.
- The Zanata Stone (in Spanish)
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