Maitani
Ancient language discovered on clay tablets found amid ruins of 2800 year old Middle Eastern palace - Archaeology - Science - The Independent - http://www.independent.co.uk/news...
Ancient language discovered on clay tablets found amid ruins of 2800 year old Middle Eastern palace - Archaeology - Science - The Independent
"Archaeologists have discovered evidence for a previously unknown ancient language – buried in the ruins of a 2800 year old Middle Eastern palace." - Maitani from Bookmarklet
"The discovery is important because it may help reveal the ethnic and cultural origins of some of history’s first ‘barbarians’ – mountain tribes which had, in previous millennia, preyed on the world’s first great civilizations, the cultures of early Mesopotamia in what is now Iraq." - Maitani
"Evidence of the long-lost language - probably spoken by a hitherto unknown people from the Zagros Mountains of western Iran – was found by a Cambridge University archaeologist as he deciphered an ancient clay writing tablet unearthed by an international archaeological team excavating an Assyrian imperial governors’ palace in the ancient city of Tushan, south-east Turkey." - Maitani
"The tablet revealed the names of 60 women – probably prisoners-of-war or victims of an Assyrian forced population transfer programme. But when the Cambridge archaeologist – Dr. John MacGinnis - began to examine the names in detail, he realized that 45 of them bore no resemblance to any of the thousands of ancient Middle Eastern names already known to scholars." - So the names are the evidence. - mkz