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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.


TOPICS: News/Current Events
KEYWORDS: archaeologists; elam; elamite; elamites; epigraphyandlanguage; godsgravesglyphs; inscription; iran; jiroft; marhashi; oldest; protoelamite; warahshe; yusefmajidzadeh
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To: blam

We did this when we where kids. It was called “Rock Art”.


21 posted on 11/05/2007 1:44:33 PM PST by Sacajaweau ("The Cracker" will be renamed "The Crapper")
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To: tx_eggman

It says: Printed on recycled paper with soy-based ink


22 posted on 11/05/2007 1:45:30 PM PST by gridlock (Recycling is the new Religion.)
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To: theDentist

“For a good time call........”


23 posted on 11/05/2007 1:46:19 PM PST by Red Badger ( We don't have science, but we do have consensus.......)
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To: blam
If it was MicroJiroft 0.0001, it probably said:

abort/retry/fail?

24 posted on 11/05/2007 1:47:55 PM PST by Jagman (I drank Frank Rabelais under the table!)
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To: Brilliant

If they ever decipher it, I guarantee you it has something to do with taxes.............


25 posted on 11/05/2007 1:49:34 PM PST by Red Badger ( We don't have science, but we do have consensus.......)
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To: blam

B-E S-U-R-E T-O D-R-I-N-K Y-O-U-R O-V-A-L-T-I-N-E


26 posted on 11/05/2007 1:50:11 PM PST by stylin19a
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To: blam
The first two items are "loads". That's why they are cross-tied with rope. The second two items are "load bearing animals" ~ maybe reindeer with a sledge/sleigh config.

The animals carry the load.

Roughly translated, this means "I am a river to my people".

This traditional claim is a well known line in Lawrence of Arabia. It's what the king says.

Anyone whose tried his or her hand at Chin characters, or Sioux Indian sign language can bust this sucker.

27 posted on 11/05/2007 1:50:46 PM PST by muawiyah
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To: tx_eggman
It's obviously two K's, a homer and then a throw out to first.


28 posted on 11/05/2007 1:51:28 PM PST by OSHA (Liberals will lick the boot on their necks if they think the other boot is on yours and mine.)
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To: blam

I can’t believe they haven’t figured it out.

All your base is belong....


29 posted on 11/05/2007 1:51:52 PM PST by snippy_about_it (Fall in --> The FReeper Foxhole. America's History. America's Soul. WWPD (what would Patton do))
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To: ArrogantBustard
"Helen Thomas is old and ugly."

And that was written back in the Third Millennium B.C.!

30 posted on 11/05/2007 1:52:38 PM PST by rabscuttle385 (Sic Semper Tyrannis * U.Va. Engineering * Go Hoos! * Fred Thompson 2008)
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To: blam
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Aren't those letters
created in the same style
the Predators use?!

31 posted on 11/05/2007 1:53:12 PM PST by theFIRMbss
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To: Red Badger

“For a good time call...

Gotta be the answer, after all,the oldest profession known to man???


32 posted on 11/05/2007 1:53:51 PM PST by buck61
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To: muawiyah
The second two items are "load bearing animals" ~ maybe reindeer with a sledge/sleigh config.

Iranian reindeer?

33 posted on 11/05/2007 1:54:34 PM PST by OSHA (Liberals will lick the boot on their necks if they think the other boot is on yours and mine.)
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To: blam
no linguist around the world has been able to decipher it yet.

Who is John Galt?

34 posted on 11/05/2007 1:54:51 PM PST by SlowBoat407 (Free commerce is the only just way to redistribute wealth.)
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To: blam
hey it's an ancient self destruct mechanism of the Predator!

35 posted on 11/05/2007 1:55:01 PM PST by ari-freedom (I am for traditional moral values, a strong national defense, and free markets.)
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To: blam

Ancient graffiti: “The prophet say: It is the fault of the Bush.”


36 posted on 11/05/2007 1:56:37 PM PST by Wuli
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To: theFIRMbss

haha!


37 posted on 11/05/2007 1:56:47 PM PST by ari-freedom (I am for traditional moral values, a strong national defense, and free markets.)
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To: blam

Translation: “George Bush’s Fault!”


38 posted on 11/05/2007 1:58:25 PM PST by Redleg Duke ("All gave some, and some gave all!")
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To: stylin19a

You win! Classic.


39 posted on 11/05/2007 1:58:35 PM PST by T.Smith
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To: blam
Kind of looks like paleo-hebrew.
40 posted on 11/05/2007 1:58:55 PM PST by MHGinTN (Believing they cannot be deceived, they cannot be convinced when they are deceived.)
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