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Archaeologists have discovered a secret text written in a language lost 3,000 years ago

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Archaeologists have discovered a secret text written in a language lost 3,000 years ago

Archaeologists in Turkey have found a secret text among thousands of ancient clay tablets created in the second millennium BC. Scientists have not yet been able to decipher the cuneiform because it is written in a language lost more than 3,000 years ago.

Such data was published by Science Alert. According to experts, the mysterious inscription is not similar to any written language found in the Middle East, but it has common features with other Anatolian-Indo-European languages.

The head of the archaeological excavations, Andreas Schachner, noted that the clay tablet is extremely well preserved compared to more than 25,000 others found at the same site in modern-day Turkey.

The unusual patterns begin at the end of the ritual text, which is written in Hittite, the oldest known Indo-European language. The phrase after the introduction is translated as: "From now on, read in the language of the country of Kalashma".

Kalashma was an organized society from the Bronze Age that was probably located on the northwestern outskirts of ancient Anatolia - some distance from the capital of the Hittite Empire, Hattusa, where a clay tablet was later found.

According to scientists, the Hittite Empire glorified thousands of gods and goddesses and conquered more and more lands. This contributed to the study of new religions and languages in which various treaties, legal and religious texts were written.

Archaeologists have discovered a secret text written in a language lost 3,000 years ago

There are currently no photos available of the mysterious Kalashma inscription plate, as experts are still working to translate it.

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