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CAIS ARCHAEOLOGICAL & CULTURAL NEWS OF IRANIAN WORLD©

 

British Scholar Decoding Ancient Iranian Inscriptions Discovered in Kazakhstan

 

19 July 2006

 

 

 

LONDON, (CAIS) -- Conference and roundtable with participation of archaeologists, linguists and Orientalist have taken place yesterday at the Central State Museum of Almaty city.

 

These measures were organized in the context of the visit of a well-known British linguist and Orientalist professor Nicholas Simms-Williams of SOAS, for decoding and exploration of ancient Iranian inscriptions discovered in that region known as Kultobe inscriptions.

 

The first two specimens of the writings were found in 1991-1994 by Russian archaeologist Alexander Podushkin. The script is interpreted as horizontal, alphabetic and dated back to 1st century BCE – 1st century CE. The third fragment was found in 2002 and one more full text and three fragments – in 2005. Currently all of them are kept in the museum’s fund.

 

To my mind these writings are the most ancient among all found before, Professor. Simms-Williams stated.

 

 

 

 

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