Mon Oct 22, 2012, 04:14 AM
Ichingcarpenter (31,413 posts)
Breakthrough in world's oldest undeciphered writing
The world's oldest undeciphered writing system, which has so far defied attempts to uncover its 5,000-year-old secrets, could be about to be decoded by Oxford University academics.
This international research project is already casting light on a lost bronze age middle eastern society where enslaved workers lived on rations close to the starvation level.
"I think we are finally on the point of making a breakthrough," says Jacob Dahl, fellow of Wolfson College, Oxford and director of the Ancient World Research Cluster.
Dr Dahl's secret weapon is being able to see this writing more clearly than ever before.
In a room high up in the Ashmolean Museum in Oxford, above the Egyptian mummies and fragments of early civilisations, a big black dome is clicking away and flashing out light.
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Sat Oct 27, 2012, 07:10 AM
littlemissmartypants (4,461 posts)
5. To help with the decipher go here...
This is the coolest thing I have read since reading the book the HOLOGRAPHIC UNIVERSE
which is not entirely based in science, but cool. Also, it is suspected that artifacts buried under the layers of Mes Aynak in Afghanistan could provide Bronze age clues. Who knows maybe the two could be related. I do so hope that site is saved. Thank you deeply for posting this. LMSP