Re-Discovery of a Language

A clay tablet discovered in Turkey reveals a long-lost language from the 8th century BCE. Dr. John MacGinnis comments on the tablet:

“Altogether around 60 names are preserved. One or two are actually Assyrian and a few more may belong to other known languages of the period, such as Luwian or Hurrian, but the great majority belong to a previously unidentified language.”

Of the 59 names legible on the tablet, only 15 “belong to a language previously known to historians”.

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