Breakthrough in world’s oldest undeciphered writing

The world’s oldest undeciphered writing system, which has so far defied attempts to uncover its 5,000-year-old secrets, could be about to be decoded by Oxford University academics.

This international research project is already casting light on a lost bronze age middle eastern society where enslaved workers lived on rations close to the starvation level.

I think we are finally on the point of making a breakthrough, says Jacob Dahl, fellow of Wolfson College, Oxford and director of the Ancient World Research Cluster — via redwolf.newsvine.com

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