The oldest readable writing in Europe
Published on April 1st, 2011 | by Sevaan Franks0
Considered “magical or mysterious” in its time, the writing survives only because a trash heap caught fire some 3,500 years ago, according to researchers.
Found in an olive grove in what’s now the village of Iklaina, the tablet was created by a Greek-speaking Mycenaean scribe between 1450 and 1350 B.C., archaeologists say.
Story: Ker Than, National Geographic News | Photo: Christian Mindiglier