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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

“Dead Head”


41 posted on 11/05/2007 2:00:16 PM PST by Doc Savage (The tree of liberty needs to be refreshed from time to time with the blood of patriots and tyrants)
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To: blam

“There once was a girl from Bam...”


42 posted on 11/05/2007 2:00:45 PM PST by Army Air Corps (Four fried chickens and a coke)
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To: MHGinTN

how can you be a paleo-hebrew? Pat Buchanan’s head would explode trying to figure out that one


43 posted on 11/05/2007 2:00:58 PM PST by ari-freedom (I am for traditional moral values, a strong national defense, and free markets.)
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To: blam

“Hillary can dish it out but she can’t take it!”
;-)


44 posted on 11/05/2007 2:01:29 PM PST by pillut48 (CJ in TX --Soccer Mom and proud RUSH REPUBLICAN! WIN, FRED, WIN!!!)
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To: blam
"We came in peace"
45 posted on 11/05/2007 2:04:26 PM PST by Roccus (Someday it'll all make sense.....maybe.)
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To: blam

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.


46 posted on 11/05/2007 2:05:16 PM PST by Redcloak (The 2nd Amendment isn't about sporting goods.)
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To: blam
Amateurs.

It says, "Two large pepperoni, extra cheese on both."

47 posted on 11/05/2007 2:06:34 PM PST by SamuraiScot
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To: blam
E=mc2. Allahu akhbar!

That was easy.

48 posted on 11/05/2007 2:10:45 PM PST by Jim Noble (Trails of trouble, roads of battle, paths of victory we shall walk.)
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To: blam

“MADE IN CHINA”


49 posted on 11/05/2007 2:13:44 PM PST by omniscient
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To: ari-freedom

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.


50 posted on 11/05/2007 2:15:57 PM PST by MHGinTN (Believing they cannot be deceived, they cannot be convinced when they are deceived.)
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To: blam
and no linguist around the world has been able to decipher it yet.”

The part I could decipher reads.

"it's hot... burning wood ... camel farts.... climate change... we are all ... die"

51 posted on 11/05/2007 2:19:15 PM PST by A message
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To: blam

Klaatu barada nikto


52 posted on 11/05/2007 2:21:24 PM PST by Flight of the Phoenix
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To: blam
I do not know what the first line might have said, but the last line reads (in quotes):

U aim “2 pea leze”.

53 posted on 11/05/2007 2:21:49 PM PST by CHEE (ha)
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To: MHGinTN

no....we’re just having fun with this thread. Paleos (Buchanan, LewR, etc) aren’t big friends of Israel.


54 posted on 11/05/2007 2:23:57 PM PST by ari-freedom (I am for traditional moral values, a strong national defense, and free markets.)
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To: blam
Live, from New York, IT'S SATURDAY NIGHT!
55 posted on 11/05/2007 2:25:46 PM PST by Ukiapah Heep (Shoes for Industry!)
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To: ari-freedom

As I read it, it says ‘... at ahmads. Sandals and tunic re ...’


56 posted on 11/05/2007 2:27:21 PM PST by MHGinTN (Believing they cannot be deceived, they cannot be convinced when they are deceived.)
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To: blam
Also, oldest fossil found:
57 posted on 11/05/2007 2:28:28 PM PST by KeyLargo
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To: blam
Also just in; More votes for G.W. found in Al Gore's dumster!
58 posted on 11/05/2007 2:31:38 PM PST by KeyLargo
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To: blam

“I did not have sex with that woman - Ms. Lewinski!”


59 posted on 11/05/2007 2:46:12 PM PST by ConorMacNessa (HM/2 USN, 3rd Bn. 5th Marines, RVN 1969. St. Michael the Archangel defend us in battle!)
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To: rightwingintelligentsia

It has not been fully translated yet but experts believe it reads “Drink Coca Cola.”


60 posted on 11/05/2007 2:51:22 PM PST by R.W.Ratikal
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