I took this picture at the Pere Lachaise Cemetery in Paris. I'm a graphic designer and I'm curious about this typography, I think it's cyrillic writing or maybe an old alphabet, I could be wrong. I already tried to match each shape with the cyrillic alphabet but I was unable to get them all.

It's cyrillic? What characters are? Any idea about the meaning?

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I already draw some of them:

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Another pic:

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  • Been there. Whose grave is this? Most Russians are on St.Genevieve de Bois.. – tum_ May 3 '19 at 6:23
  • Cimetiere Pere Lachaise, Paris – Danielillo May 3 '19 at 7:14
  • This I figured from the question :) I was wondering (if this text is on a grave) - who is buried under this text? – tum_ May 3 '19 at 8:37
  • It's a small mausoleum in a corner, at the Gambetta street side. I added another picture I had at the question. – Danielillo May 3 '19 at 9:57
  • someone there was really frond of John's Gospel – Баян Купи-ка May 3 '19 at 12:39

Looks like

А́щє лю́битє мiа́, за́повѣди моiа́ соблюди́тє (Ин. 14:15)

If you love me, keep my commands (John 14:15)

  • Which language is that? Old Church Slavonic or something else not Russian? – OmarL May 10 '19 at 8:02
  • @Wilson yes, Church Slavonic, the liturgical language of the Russian Orthodox Church – Баян Купи-ка May 10 '19 at 10:45

Have a look here, it's an older version of cyrillic.

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