Skip to comments.Bulgarian Archaeologists Find 3,000 Year-Old Pictograms, Say May Be Thracian Script
Posted on 08/04/2004 10:48:58 AM PDT by blam
21:05 - 03.08.2004
Bulgarian Archaeologists Find 3,000 Year-old Pictograms, Say May Be Thracian Script
SOFIA (bnn)- Archaeologists exploring remains of a Bronze Age fortress in southern Bulgaria said Tuesday they found traces of primitive scripture supposed to have been used by Thracian tribes that once lived in that area.
The pictograms, painted on 3, 000 year-old ceramic utensils, were found near the ancient Perperikon fortress, some 300 kilometers (186 miles) southeast of Sofia, archaeological team leader Nikolay Ovcharov told state TV.
He said the discovery could back a still unconfirmed hypothesis that the Thracians, had a script of their own.
The Thracians lived in the Balkans between 4000 B.C. and the seventh century A.D. before being absorbed by invading Slavs.
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Careful analysis of the markings show that they say "Fred's Spoon," "Fred's Knife," and "Fred's Fork."
An old Etruscan book was displayed, the image is still online:
so's the article:
It's on display in Sofia, Bulgaria.
Shouldn't that be "Thracian Thript"?
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