‘There are limits to what epigraphy can reveal’. This statement can be justified by the following arguments :
- Sometimes the words are engraved in very light colours. Therefore, it is very hard to decipher them.
- Sometimes the inscriptions are damaged and hence, many words inscribed are lost.
- It is always not easy to find out the real meaning of the inscriptions. Sometimes the things are stated in relevance to a particular situation or time.
- Thousands of inscriptions have been found. But not all of them can be translated or understood.