Skip to comments.Ancient writing found in Turkmenistan
Posted on 11/01/2004 10:24:57 PM PST by SunkenCiv
A previously unknown civilisation was using writing in Central Asia 4,000 years ago, hundreds of years before Chinese writing developed, archaeologists have discovered... The discovery suggests that Central Asia had a civilisation comparable with that of Mesopotamia and ancient Iran as far back as the Bronze Age, University of Pennsylvania archaeologist Fredrik Hiebert told the BBC... It is not known what the people of the civilisation called themselves, so researchers have dubbed the society the Bactria Margiana Archaeology Complex (B-Mac), after the ancient Greek names for the two regions it covers.
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Couldn't find any samples or pix of the writings. Pictographic prolly, huh?
Translated into English, it says "I have a plan".
That name totally sucks lemons.
No more campaign ads!
(It wasn't too bad in Texas)
However, I meant the Bactria Margiana Archaeology Complex
Oh, you mean "Bactria Margiana Archaeology Complex". Yeah, and calling it "B-Mac" isn't an improvement. Sounds likes fast food.
Interesting. I was working in my doctoral dissertation on the BMAC and some related cultures. I believe the culture to be the heart of the ancient aryana, prior to a schism between the worshippers of Indra and those who followed the teachings of the reformer Zarathrustra. There's evidence of the soma ritual and I believe I'd identified actual soma pressing stones at numerous sites (albeit through museums since this area was off limits at the time I did my research).
Its interesting that "soma" comes up not only in ancient civilizations, but also in "Brave New World"
and we now have a drug on the market called soma.
(Stop it, Bob...you're leaping again.)
Could these be the peoples who were here before God made Adam?
Are these the people Cain was concerned about?
Folks, there were advanced civilizations on this planet 30,000 years before Christ. Assuming a time span of 3,000 to 5,000 years per civilization, that adds up to about 6 Earth Ages.
Which, if memory serves me right, the Hopis already knew and warned about.
Relax and enjoy the show. We're ringside for God's Final Solution.
"Whatever its origins, Dr. Mair said, the type of symbols and the small number of strokes used to create each one "makes me think the writing system is already fairly abstract, not pictographic.""
Hmmm. My guess: A transition language from Sumerian to another form in another land. Thanks for the link.
The writng was called AMERICAN. We are in a time worp and different dimension. Don't believe me? Look at Kerry!
An early language in that region was Tocharian A & B.
BTW, the oldest paper ever found had Tocharian written on it. Don't remember how old the paper was.
Any evidence of common origin of all languages from Sumerian?
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