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Archaeologists Have Discovered The World's Oldest Inscription In Jiroft
CAIS ^ | 11-5-2007

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.


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KEYWORDS: archaeologists; elam; elamite; elamites; epigraphyandlanguage; godsgravesglyphs; inscription; iran; jiroft; marhashi; oldest; protoelamite; warahshe; yusefmajidzadeh
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1 posted on 11/05/2007 1:31:56 PM PST by blam
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To: SunkenCiv

GGG Ping.


2 posted on 11/05/2007 1:32:22 PM PST by blam (Secure the border and enforce the law)
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To: blam

“Helen Thomas was here”


3 posted on 11/05/2007 1:32:34 PM PST by BibChr ("...behold, they have rejected the word of the LORD, so what wisdom is in them?" [Jer. 8:9])
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To: blam

“Death to America”


4 posted on 11/05/2007 1:33:11 PM PST by rightwingintelligentsia (When gov't wants to fix something, chances are it was the gov't that broke it in the first place.)
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To: BibChr
“Helen Thomas was here”

Not quite ...

It's:

"Helen Thomas is old and ugly."

5 posted on 11/05/2007 1:34:37 PM PST by ArrogantBustard (Western Civilisation is aborting, buggering, and contracepting itself out of existence.)
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To: ArrogantBustard

You win. You are meaner than I.

(c;


6 posted on 11/05/2007 1:35:06 PM PST by BibChr ("...behold, they have rejected the word of the LORD, so what wisdom is in them?" [Jer. 8:9])
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To: blam

“FReepers Rule.”


7 posted on 11/05/2007 1:35:12 PM PST by blau993 ((Fight Gerbil Swarming))
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To: BibChr
“Helen Thomas was here”

No...your forgot the third thingie from the end. The proper translation is:

“Helen Thomas is still here”

8 posted on 11/05/2007 1:35:56 PM PST by econjack ("Wherever you go, there you are.")
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To: blam

“Wife... take please”


9 posted on 11/05/2007 1:36:05 PM PST by theDentist (Qwerty ergo typo : I type, therefore I misspelll. <br> "What happens if neutrinos have mass?")
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To: BibChr

“He who writes on bathroom walls....”


10 posted on 11/05/2007 1:37:44 PM PST by Brilliant
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To: blam

It’s Bush’s fault!


11 posted on 11/05/2007 1:38:33 PM PST by RedFred In A Blue State
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To: RedFred In A Blue State

“Re-elect Senator Thurmond!”

;^)


12 posted on 11/05/2007 1:39:28 PM PST by elcid1970
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To: blam

“I owe you three jars of olive oil”...............


13 posted on 11/05/2007 1:39:52 PM PST by Red Badger ( We don't have science, but we do have consensus.......)
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To: Brilliant

Here I sit, broken-hearted ...


14 posted on 11/05/2007 1:40:10 PM PST by ArrogantBustard (Western Civilisation is aborting, buggering, and contracepting itself out of existence.)
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To: BibChr

Isn't that something...somebody found my first press pass!

15 posted on 11/05/2007 1:40:10 PM PST by Gator101 (Don't tase me, Bro!)
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To: blam

It’s obviously some ancient leftie’s screed, written immediately before the zot baked the tablet portion and destroyed the rest.


16 posted on 11/05/2007 1:40:12 PM PST by Darksheare (Cordite Chipmunk, the Splodent Rodent.)
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To: blam; SpinnerWebb

Looks like the guy threw a strike in the first two frames ...

17 posted on 11/05/2007 1:40:57 PM PST by tx_eggman ("Believing without loving turns the best of creeds into a weapon of oppression" Eugene Peterson)
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To: blam

My have excellent goats and Mohamed has a nice ass....


18 posted on 11/05/2007 1:41:59 PM PST by DainBramage
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To: tx_eggman

LOL!!!! I was thinking the same thing!!!.............


19 posted on 11/05/2007 1:42:39 PM PST by Red Badger ( We don't have science, but we do have consensus.......)
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To: blam

Perhaps you can fill in the blanks in the partial translation:

I_ . _S . _LL . BUS_’_ . FAU_T

Linguists are stumped!


20 posted on 11/05/2007 1:43:05 PM PST by gridlock (Recycling is the new Religion.)
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