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Dispilio Tablet

The Dispilio Tablet - the oldest known written text

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According to conventional archaeology, writing wasn’t invented until 3000 to 4000 BC in Sumeria.  However, an artefact was found over a decade ago which contradicts this belief – and perhaps this is the reason why few people know about the discovery.

The Dispilio tablet was discovered by a professor of prehistoric archaeology, George Xourmouziadis, in 1993 in a Neolithic lake settlement in Northern Greece near the city of Kastoria. A group of people used to occupy the settlement 7,000 to 8,000 years ago. The Dispilio tablet was one of many artefacts that were found in the area, however the importance of the table lies in the fact that it has an unknown written text on it that goes back further than 5,000 BC. The wooden tablet was dated using the C12 method to have been made in 5260 BC, making it significantly older than the writing system used by the Sumerians.

The text on the tablet includes a type of engraved writing which probably consists of a form of writing that pre-existed Linear B writing used by the Mycenaean Greeks. As well as the tablet, many other ceramic pieces were found that also have the same type of writing on them. Professor Xourmouziadis has suggested that this type of writing, which has not yet been deciphered, could be any form of communication including symbols representing the counting of possessions.

More artefacts were discovered that show the economic and agricultural activities of the settlement, proof of animal breeding and their diet preferences as well as tools and pottery, figurines and other personal ornaments.

Decoding the writing is going to be difficult if not impossible, unless a new Rosetta stone is found. Unfortunately, by the moment the tablet was removed out of its original environment, contact with oxygen started the deterioration process and it is now under preservation. It is impressive to think that the wooden tablet had remained at the bottom of the lake for 7,500 years.

While this artefact predates the Sumerian writing system, I am sure in the future more will be found in other areas of the world that will go even further back in time, until the true history of humanity will be unravelled and completely change what we know about our history.

By John Black

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Actually, it has been shown that heavy stones could be dragged on sleds, using water to harden the sand in front of the sleds. It was even demonstrated to be able to withstand several tons of weight. So, that particular mystery has been solved.

with your take on the current state of "expert knowledge." OTOH there is no such thing as an expert guitarist, poet or writer. The good thing about you including such a ridiculous sentiment is that it helps prove your point about experts in general.

It continues to stagger my mind - the total pomposity of the human race in general, but more to the point - the so-called "experts" in particular! One of the first questions one must put to the self-proclaimed experts, is how did they get to be experts? In order to be an expert at anything, you need to be able to prove it!

I'm an expert guitarist, poet and writer and I can prove all three categories! To think that this world we occupy with actual recorded history only going back a few thousand years is only approximately 12,000 years, is so far beyond ludicrous, as to be actually laughable!.

These so-called "experts" telling people the pyramids were built as tombs of Pharaohs and that in order to build them, they had to use trees as rollers, hauling 100 ton stones up 55 degree slopes - god help me!!! The "experts" never say where all the trees came from nor did they say how many men it took to pull even one stone up that impossible inclination or where all those men stood as they "theoretically" got higher up they pyramid, with the standing area decreasing, the higher they got, but the weight of the stones remained the same - if at the bottom it took 500 men covering a 48o foot area - it still takes 500 men but now the are is only 50 feet! (just a guess, but you must see my point) Not only that - the "experts" also fail to mention how they lifted those blocks of stone, fitting them together without room for a paper or razor blade to be inserted!
PEOPLE - FOR GOD'S SAKE (and your own) WAKE UP!!

Proven but not yet accepted by mainstream, even if the Old Greeks said it ..;)

At that time were no greeks in Europe. Dont make confusion. Greeks, nomad, savage people came to Elada 1000BC-700BC. The biggest impostors in the hystori

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