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.
“There once was a girl from Bam...”
how can you be a paleo-hebrew? Pat Buchanan’s head would explode trying to figure out that one
“Hillary can dish it out but she can’t take it!”
It’s hard to tell, given the fact that they probably only used consonants, but it looks like...
_ll y__r b_s_ _r_ b_l_ng t_ _s.
It says, "Two large pepperoni, extra cheese on both."
That was easy.
“MADE IN CHINA”
No, the language written on the brick looks like the characters in the written language, paleo-hebrew. If I knew how to get it to image at FR I could post a few verses in paleo-hebrew for you.
The part I could decipher reads.
"it's hot... burning wood ... camel farts.... climate change... we are all ... die"
Klaatu barada nikto
U aim “2 pea leze”.
no....we’re just having fun with this thread. Paleos (Buchanan, LewR, etc) aren’t big friends of Israel.
As I read it, it says ‘... at ahmads. Sandals and tunic re ...’
“I did not have sex with that woman - Ms. Lewinski!”
It has not been fully translated yet but experts believe it reads “Drink Coca Cola.”
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