Burmese script translation request

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Burmese script translation request

Postby Ben » Sun Mar 31, 2013 9:41 am

Dear all,
I am hoping one of you can help me translate this for a friend.
Thank you for your kind consideration.
with metta,

Ben

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Re: Burmese script translation request

Postby Bhikkhu Pesala » Sun Mar 31, 2013 11:20 am

The text is incomplete, and not meaningful without knowing who it relates to.

It looks like a birth chart — the symbols in the diagrams are mostly numbers.

The lines of text below are dates: The Buddhist year of 2,528, Burmese Era Sakkaraj 1346 ME.

Second line: January 31st Thursday.
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Re: Burmese script translation request

Postby Ben » Sun Mar 31, 2013 2:16 pm

Ah, thank you Bhante.
The photo was taken by an old school friend of mine who is currently in Myanmar.
The photo seems to be with a number that were taken around Mandalay. I remember seeing similar inscriptions on the gabled steps up the summit of Mandalay Hill.
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