Archaeologists discover world’s oldest Inscription in Iran

November 14th, 2007 - 8:34 am ICT by admin  
“The inscription, discovered in a palace, was carved on a baked mud-brick whose lower left corner has only remained,” Iran Press TV quoted Professor Yousof Majid-Zadeh, head of the Jiroft excavation team, as saying.

“The only ancient inscriptions known to experts before the Jiroft discovery were cuneiform and hieroglyph,” said Majid Zadeh

Archaeologists have found many artefacts confirming the existence of a rich civilization dating back to the third millennium BCE, during the five 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. (ANI)

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