Ugaritic cuneiform outwardly resembles other cuneiform scripts and has a syllabic sound system such as Etruscan. Ugarit an independed Canaanite city-state flourished from C. 2600 BC until it was utterly destroyed in 1205 BC.
resembles no other language in Europe or elsewhere The ancients were aware that Etruscan was an isolate. In the century BC, the Greek historian Dionysius of Halicarnassus stated that the Etruscan language was unlike any other.
Etruscan Gold Book: This is believed to be the oldest complete multiple page book(Codex) found in the world. It is made of six plates of gold, each 5 x cm, and bound with two rings. It dates to 600 BC.
Etruscan/Roman messenger Mercury/Hermes is a deity of wealth, trade and travelers. Using his winged sandals he assisted many in delivering messages. He holds his famous symbol, the caduceus, which later became a symbol for medicine