Danube Valley Civilization Artefacts

Is the Danube Valley Civilization script the oldest writing in the world?


The Danube Valley civilization is one of the oldest civilizations known in Europe. It existed from between 5,500 and 3,500 BC in the Balkans and covered a vast area, in what is now Northern Greece to Slovakia (South to North), and Croatia to Romania (West to East).

During the height of the Danube Valley civilization, it played an important role in south-eastern Europe through the development of copper tools, a writing system, advanced architecture, including two storey houses, and the construction of furniture, such as chairs and tables, all of which occurred while most of Europe was in the middle of the Stone Age. They developed skills such as spinning, weaving, leather processing, clothes manufacturing, and manipulated wood, clay and stone and they invented the wheel. They had an economic, religious and social structure.

One of the more intriguing and hotly debated aspects of the Danube Valley civilization is their supposed written language.  While some archaeologists have maintained that the ‘writing’ is actually just a series of geometric figures and symbols, others have maintained that it has the features of a true writing system.  If this theory is correct, it would make the script the oldest written language ever found, predating the Sumerian writings in Mesopotamia, and possibly even the Dispilio Tablet , which has been dated 5260 BC.

Danube Valley Civilization Artefacts

Danube Valley Civilization Artifacts ( image source )

Harald Haarmann, a German linguistic and cultural scientist, currently vice-president of the Institute of Archaeomythology , and leading specialist in ancient scripts and ancient languages, firmly supports the view that the Danube script is the oldest writing in the world. The tablets that were found are dated to 5,500 BC, and the glyphs on the tablets, according to Haarmann, are a form of language yet to be deciphered. The symbols, which are also called Vinca symbols, have been found in multiple archaeological sites throughout the Danube Valley areas, inscribed on pottery, figurines, spindles and other clay artifacts.

The Vinca Symbols

The Vinca Symbols (Source: Wikipedia)

Danube Valley Civilisation ArtefactThe implications are huge. It could mean that the Danube Valley Civilization predates all other known civilizations today.  Evidence also comes from thousands of artifacts that have been found, such as the odd-looking figure displayed on the left.  However, the majority of Mesopotamian scholars reject Haarmann’s proposal, suggesting that the symbols on the tablets are just decoration.  This is despite the fact that there are approximately 700 different characters, around the same number of symbols used in Egyptian hieroglyphs . Other scholars even suggested that the Danube Civilization must have copied signs and symbols from the Mesopotamian civilizations, despite the fact that some of the Danube tablets have been found to be older that the Mesopotamian ones.

It appears that this is another case of a theory based on solid research being outright rejected without appropriate consideration. Could this be because it conflicts with the accepted view of which nation holds claim to the ‘first civilization’?  At the very least, Haarmann’s proposal deserves further research and serious analysis in order to confirm whether this is indeed the oldest known written language in the world. 

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By John Black

Related Links

Introduction to the Danube Script

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Old European Script


For now let's look at 12 gods (which today are held illegally after having been only Greek Albanian) and that only by disabling language Albanian.
1. Zeus (D'heusi) comes from Latin and is the owner of the land and soil and supreme master, the supreme zojsi
2. Apollo (Apollsi) comes from the Latin word gave birth, that gives birth to everything in life comes from the sun, so is the Lord of the sun
3. Poseidon (if you love) is the Latin word that tells people who land can also live in the sea as on land! So is the master of Deta "rave
4. Hermes (Hera) secret as the wind. So is the Lord of privacy
5. Klimnestra (climate) is maintained even today it clear apology that has become international and comes from Albanian. So is the god of climate, climate weather nestra (tomorrow)
6. Ares, (Harresi) to forget, to omit from the list of the living, is so neat forgetfulness of wars, recipient lives in wars - March
7. Dionysius (previously not said in English knowledge but Dion and Dionysius to the wise scholar and master of entertainment,
8. Ethana, Athena, said, Thana Geg today in the form of old guards. So is the god of speech, and the plant protection
9. Aphrodite, (Near is the day) There is no language in the world, ancient Greek or Latin or that it shpejgojne just this God who is the star that announces the approach of the day in the morning. Day approaches, the god of the day, the beauty and love
10.Hera, in fact, in the old Albanian on a strong was used the word "HER", brave, strong, powerful, which means the resistance, heavenly power. So god of power.
11.Dhemetra (And that is added to a Greek suffix meters, articles, is the god of agriculture, the soil, the field of bread
12. Artemidha (arts gave them) God of arts and hunting

Per sot le te shikojme 12 perendite (qe sot padrejtesisht mbahen greke pasi kane qene vetem shqiptare) dhe qe shpejgohen vetem me gjihen shqipe.
1. Zeusi (D’heusi) vjen nga fjala shqipe dhe,toke dhe eshte zoti i tokes dhe zoti suprem, zojsi suprem
2. Apolloni (Apollsi) vjen nga fjala shqipe polli,qe pjell gjithecka me qe prej Diellit vjen jeta,pra eshte zoti I diellit
3. Poseidoni (nese i doni) eshte fjale shqipe qe tregon per njerzit e tokes te cilet mund te jetojne edhe ne det si ne toke!Pra eshte zoti i detërave
4. Hermesi (Hera) e fshehte si era. Pra eshte zoti I fshehtesise
5. Klimnestra (Klima) eshte ruajtur edhe sot e qarte kjo fajle qe eshte bere nderkombetare dhe vjen nga shqipja. Pra eshte perendia e klimes, motit klima nestra (neser)
6. Aresi,(Harresi) qe te harron,te heq nga lista e te gjalleve,eshte pra harresa zoti i lufterave, marresi i jeterave ne luftera – Marsi
7. Dionisi (Me pare nuk thuhej ne shqip dituria por dionia dhe dionis per dijetare zoti i te diturit dhe argetimit,
8. Ethana, Athena, E thena,Thana ne gegnishten e soteme e ruan trajten e vjeter. Pra eshte perendia e te folurit, mbrojtjes dhe e bimeve
9. Afrodita,(Afer eshte dita) Nuk ka asnje gjuhe ne bote,as greqishtja e vjeter dhe as latinishtja qe ta shpejgojne tamam kete perendi qe eshte edhe yll i cili lajmeron afrimin e dites ne mengjez. Dita afron, perendia e dites, e bukurise dhe dashurise
10.Hera,ne fakt,ne shqipen e vjeter per nje te forte perdorej fjala “HER”,trim ,i forte,i fuqishem, qe ka kuptimin e qendreses, fuqise qiellore. Pra perendia e fuqise.
11.Dhemetra (Dhe qe i shtohet nje prapashtese greke metra,nene,eshte perendia e bujqesise, e dheut, ares se bukes
12. Artemidha (Artet mi dha) Perendia e arteve dhe e gjuetise

The Tărtăria tablets are three tablets, discovered in 1961 by archaeologist Nicolae Vlassa at a Neolithic site in the village of Tărtăria (about 30 km from Alba Iulia), in centre Romania.The tablets, dated to around 5300 BC, bear incised symbols - the Vinča symbols - and have been the subject of considerable controversy among archaeologists, some of whom claim that the symbols represent the earliest known form of writing in the world.

First of all, you can not call this a ''Danube Valley Civilization'', because these civilizations already known to science as Vinca Culture (The Vinča culture occupied a region of Southeastern Europe (i.e. the Balkans) corresponding mainly to modern-day Serbia and Kosovo, but also parts of Romania, Bulgaria, Bosnia, Montenegro, Macedonia, and Greece) and it was neolithic archaeological culture dated to the period 5700–4500 BCE. The rison I say ''civilizations'' it is because before Vinca here exist a older civilization with the name ''Lepenski Vir'' ( is an important mesolithic archaeological site located in Serbia in central Balkan peninsula.The latest radiocarbon and AMS data suggests that the chronology of Lepenski Vir is compressed between 9500/7200-6000 BC). The late Lepenskir Vir (6300-6000 B.C.) architectural development was the development of the Trapezoidal buildings and monumental sculpture. The Lepenskir Vir site consists of one large settlement with around ten satellite villages. Numerous piscine sculptures and peculiar architecture are testimony to a rich social and religious life led by the inhabitants and the high cultural level of these early Europeans.
This Vinca letters were found on various ceramic objects, in rows, so that they could represent the names of the owners of these ceramic vessels. Some scientists have hypothesized that emerged from these letters and other subsequent letters. It is interesting that after the work of Professor Radivoj Pesic, found that these proto signs - basis of many other letters.

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I wrote proven facts, like it or not. I didn' sad anything about gen, science sad that. U should read more about DNK analysies.
So if u think that I am in wrong about my written things, u should send complain to NASA, and profesor Kjosov at Harvard University.
End explain to them that they are all wrong...


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