‘New’ Ancient Language Discovered In Turkey

A previously unknown language has been discovered in Turkey by archeologists. A single clay tablet was found in Ziyaret Tepe, in the south of Turkey, with a list of womens’ names in ancient cuneiform characters. The ancient language is thought to be 2,500 years old.

The identity of the language is yet to be identified as the most common languages of the Assyrian Empire such as Egyptian and West Simitic, have already been ruled out by archeologists.

The language on the clay tablet, appears to have been written at the end of the 8th Century BC.

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