Archeologists uncover 4,000-year-old Macedonian writing

December 30th, 2008 - 2:26 pm ICT by ANI  

Skopje (Macedonia), Dec 30 (ANI): Archaeologists in Macedonia have uncovered 4,000-year-old writing, which is the first trace of the old Macedonian language in the country.

According to a report by MINA (Montenegrin News Agency), the 4,000-year-old signs, written on the lid of the clay artifact, are considered as a monumental discovery, first of its kind and very important for the paleolinguistics.

Uncovered are the first traces of the old Macedonian language in the country, said Dr. Dushko Aleksovski, paleolinguistics professor and honorary president of the World Rock Art Academy.

This is a very rare artifact, the name of the Goddess Vesta is written on it. However, the first written name is Bsefa, which later became Vesta. This is the oldest artifact written in the old Macedonian language discovered on our territory, he added.

The discovery was made in central Macedonia, the precise location is being kept secret by the Government so the area doesnt get over run by archeological poachers looking for treasures and artifacts. (ANI)

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