1. This is the inscription from the Novilara Stele, a tablet found in North Eastern Italy. In a more conventional font, it reads: 

mimniś erút gaareśtadeśrotnem úvlin partenúśpolem iśairon tetśút tratneši krúviśtenag trút ipiem rotnešlútúiś θalú iśperion vúlteś rotem teú aiten tašúrśoter merpon kalatneniś vilatoś paten arnúiś baleśtenag andś etšút iakút treten teletaúnem polem tišú śotriś eúś

Looks like some sort of European language, maybe kind of Latin-y or Greek-y, right? You’d think, but no one actually knows. So if anyone’s interested in becoming the next Alice Kober/Michael Ventris (the decipherers of Linear B), you can breathe a sigh of relief that there are still ancient languages out there that we haven’t figured out yet. Linear A is still up for decipherment too. Wikipedia has a whole list of as-yet-undeciphered scripts, actually. Any volunteers?
(h/t estelendur)

    This is the inscription from the Novilara Stele, a tablet found in North Eastern Italy. In a more conventional font, it reads: 

    mimniś erút gaareśtadeś
    rotnem úvlin partenúś
    polem iśairon tet
    śút tratneši krúviś
    tenag trút ipiem rotneš
    lútúiś θalú iśperion vúl
    teś rotem teú aiten tašúr
    śoter merpon kalatne
    niś vilatoś paten arn
    úiś baleśtenag andś et
    šút iakút treten teletaú
    nem polem tišú śotriś eúś

    Looks like some sort of European language, maybe kind of Latin-y or Greek-y, right? You’d think, but no one actually knows. So if anyone’s interested in becoming the next Alice Kober/Michael Ventris (the decipherers of Linear B), you can breathe a sigh of relief that there are still ancient languages out there that we haven’t figured out yet. Linear A is still up for decipherment too. Wikipedia has a whole list of as-yet-undeciphered scripts, actually. Any volunteers?

    (h/t estelendur)

     
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      Looks Hellenic, maybe even Celtic
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