While visiting Pompeii, I was shown the greeting 'HAVE' set into the floor of the 'Casa del Fauno', instead of the standard Latin 'AVE'.
Then there was the picture of the ship in the 'Casa della Nave Europa', which has, written within the frame, 'HUROPA'.
Is this use of 'H' an earlier language (Oscan?), influenced by Latin, or is it a later form of Latin?
Can anyone tell me what it was?