Skip to comments.Archaeologists Have Discovered The World's Oldest Inscription In Jiroft
Posted on 11/05/2007 1:31:53 PM PST by blam
Archaeologists have Discovered the World's Oldest Inscription in Jiroft
05 November 2007
LONDON, (CAIS) -- Archaeologists have discovered the world's most ancient inscription in the Iranian city of Jiroft, near the Halil Roud historical site.
"The inscription, discovered in a palace, was carved on a baked mud-brick whose lower left corner has only remained, explained Professor Yousof Majid-Zadeh, head of the Jiroft excavation team.
The only ancient inscriptions known to experts before the Jiroft discovery were cuneiform and hieroglyph, said Majid Zadeh, adding that,the new-found inscription is formed by geometric shapes and no linguist around the world has been able to decipher it yet.
Archaeologists have found many artefacts confirming the existence of a rich civilization dating back to the third millennium BCE, during the 5 previous seasons.
The sixth season of Jiroft excavations will focus on the temple and the sites where the tablets were found during previous phases.
Archaeologists believe the discovered inscription is the most ancient written script found so far and that the Elamite written language originated in Jiroft, where the writing system developed first and was then spread across the country.
“Helen Thomas was here”
“Death to America”
Not quite ...
"Helen Thomas is old and ugly."
You win. You are meaner than I.
No...your forgot the third thingie from the end. The proper translation is:
Helen Thomas is still here
“Wife... take please”
“He who writes on bathroom walls....”
It’s Bush’s fault!
“Re-elect Senator Thurmond!”
“I owe you three jars of olive oil”...............
Here I sit, broken-hearted ...
Isn't that something...somebody found my first press pass!
It’s obviously some ancient leftie’s screed, written immediately before the zot baked the tablet portion and destroyed the rest.
Looks like the guy threw a strike in the first two frames ...
My have excellent goats and Mohamed has a nice ass....
LOL!!!! I was thinking the same thing!!!.............
Perhaps you can fill in the blanks in the partial translation:
I_ . _S . _LL . BUS_’_ . FAU_T
Linguists are stumped!
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