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
click here to read article
It has not been fully translated yet but experts believe it reads “Drink Coca Cola.”
Sumerian Reindeer - there were no Iranians in those days.
Thank you ... my problem is I don’t know how to post a boxed out portion in which I could transfer proto-Hebrew from my computer. Nice link, BTW!
One THIN CRUST pizza
Half Pepperoni/Half Canadian-Bacon+ Extra cheese
Paying by check.
Total: (rest of receipt missing)
LOL! That’s a good one.
Nully's Quick FR HTML Guide:
(In all cases remove the space between the < and the following character)
Line break < br>
Paragraph break < p>
< u> underline < /u>
< i> italics < /i>
< b> bold < /b>
< font color=red> Red font < /font>
< blink> < /blink>
< font size=1>Smallest FR font< /font> Displays as:
Smallest FR font
< font size=7>Largest FR font< /font> Displays as:
Largest FR font
Step font size up or down with < big>bigger< /big>
and < small>smaller< /small>
"Hidden" text: < font color=white> White font < /font>
Drag cursor over blank area to highlight to read...
Posting a link:
< a href=[web address]>[title]< /a>
This: < a href=http://www.freerepublic.com/focus/f-news/1179145/posts>Iran starts atom tests in defiance of EU deal< /a>
Posts as this:
Iran starts atom tests in defiance of EU deal
Posting an image:
< img src="[web server location]">
Clarity is needed - you can't just snag a favorite picture from a desktop folder...it has to be hosted someplace to be transferrable to our posts. ~ ErnBatavia
This: < img src="http://www.notablebiographies.com/images/uewb_09_img0611.jpg">
Tip: control the size with "height=nnn" like so:
This: < img height= 200 src="http://www.notablebiographies.com/images/uewb_09_img0611.jpg">
While This: < img height= 100 src="http://www.notablebiographies.com/images/uewb_09_img0611.jpg">
Thanks ... how do I wrap text in a chart or box?
“Jiroft Inscription”, Oldest Evidence of Written Language
Persian Journal | Jan 12, 2006
Posted on 01/13/2006 1:24:48 PM EST by SunkenCiv
Thanks Blam. Is it obvious to anyone else, they're looking at the inscription *upside down*? ;')
· Mirabilis · Texas AM Anthropology News · Yahoo Anthro & Archaeo ·
· History or Science & Nature Podcasts · Excerpt, or Link only? · cgk's list of ping lists ·
This one’s easy.
Reading from left to right, we first see a pie cut into quarters. This is followed by a second quarter cut pie but with the modification made by a quivering hand.
Then we see a diamond with a mark extending from the left high quadrant.
Next we see a stylized stick figure of a seated man, inverted.
Above that is squiggles.
Pie = pie. The object of the piece of writing displayed.
Pie modified by quiver = pie in emotional context.
Diamond with mark = object of intense desire.
Stick figure of man inverted = representation of the writer, “I”. Also, possible evidence of dyslexia.
Squiggles = Joy noises.
Translation: I like pie.
It says: “Job,here is the remainder of your estates.”
Thanks very much!
Is it not possible/probable that tomorrow, or the day after, or sometime in the future, someone will find a still older inscription?
Disclaimer: Opinions posted on Free Republic are those of the individual posters and do not necessarily represent the opinion of Free Republic or its management. All materials posted herein are protected by copyright law and the exemption for fair use of copyrighted works.