Lost Language Rediscoverd In PeruSeptember 26th, 2010 - 8:30 pm ICT by GD
By Meena Kar
Sep 26, (THAINDIAN NEWS)- A letter, buried in the ruins of the Magdalena De Cao Viejo Church, El Brujo Archaeological Complex in northern Peru showed evidences of an extinct language. Although the letter was dug out from the ruins in 2008, the researchers kept it leashed, as they wanted the journal “American Anthropologist”, to publish it, after rigorous research and full information about the language.
The research shows that this language existed about 400 years ago in the Northern Peru, around the Andes Mountain region. The main inhabitants of this region was the Dominican friars, who resided in that place for over two centuries. This letter was written in this mysterious language and had its Spanish and Arabic translation in its flip side. However, the archaeologist found some similarities and influences of a language called Quechua, which was an ancient language Spoken in the Andes several years ago. They believe, that this language could be the scripted form of either “Quingnam” or “Pescadora”, a language of the fishermen of the Northern Coastal region of Peru, as mentioned by ancient Spanish navigators in several ancient scriptures. So far, no documentation of these languages were recovered from any excavation sites until the archaeologist of Peru discovered them two years back.
Jeffrey Quilter, an archaeologist at Harvard’s Peabody Museum of Archaeology and Ethnology said that this must be the residue material of a library or an office belonging to a church, which was once destroyed by the Spanish invaders back in the 17th century. He is also glad to have discovered an old language, as that would enrich the rich cultural history and diversities that existed in ancient colonial America.
- 400-year-old letter reveals 'lost' native Peruvian language - Aug 28, 2010
- ISS austronauts contacted from ancient Incan city - Aug 27, 2010
- Ruins of 300-year-old church found in US - Jun 04, 2011
- Vatican loans Cuba historic artefact - Jan 28, 2012
- 10th-century tomb found in Peru - Oct 26, 2011
- Israeli archaeologists find ancient bread stamp - Jan 11, 2012
- Experts find new evidence supporting John the Baptist bones theory - Jun 15, 2012
- Akbar and potatoes bound ancient Incas to Indians - Dec 14, 2009
- ASI to excavates ruins near Vikramshila University - Mar 21, 2012
- 1,200-year-old royal tomb found in Peru - Jan 20, 2011
- Temple discovery reveals Indian Buddhism's spread to China - May 08, 2012
- Around 2,900-year-old tomb found in Peru - Sep 10, 2009
- Machu Picchu, the city that was never lost - Jun 27, 2011
- 2,000-year-old palace discovered in Mexico - Sep 02, 2011
- Ancient site in Pakistan found, lost and found again - Aug 25, 2011
Tags: american anthropologist, ancient language, ancient scriptures, andes mountain region, arabic translation, archaeologist, colonial america, diversities, dominican friars, extinct language, magdalena de cao, mysterious language, northern coastal region, northern peru, peabody museum, peabody museum of archaeology and ethnology, quechua, rigorous research, spanish invaders, spanish navigators