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2,000-year-old cup inscription stumps experts

The discovery, in Mount Zion, of a Bible-era stone mug containing ten lines of mysterious script is leaving experts scratching their heads. What sets the newfound cup apart is its inscription, which is still sharply etched but so far impossible to understand. Similar to intentionally enigmatic writing in the Dead Sea Scrolls,

Decoding the ancient script of the Indus Valley

Time has an interesting article about deciphering the ancient writing of the Indus Valley. A code-busting artifact with bilingual text, like the Rosetta Stone, has yet to be found. By some counts, over 100 decipherments of the civilization's often anthropomorphic runes and signs — known in the field as the Harappan

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