posted on Aug, 20 2008 @ 11:50 AM
yet there are many petroglyph and paintings the world over with pictographs depicting images that have been witnessed and not necessarily employed.
Could this not also be the case her
Heretic, I see your point. I'm not an expert in ancient writings, but I am a linguistics expert so I know a thing or two, and actually the
"palimpsest" effect in ancient carvings is quite widespread from what I gather. Names of the deposed were rubbed out and redone to other names quite
often. I know those look like pictures of strange planes, but to me they do look like chopped up bits of writing. If you look closely you can see the
places where the superimposed glyphs got chipped off.
Another thing to note about ancient middle eastern writing is that they usually used writing as an aesthetic, not just a communication, so the order
of the words, and the size of different pieces could be jumbled to create a more interesting shape overall. (Kind of like we have integrated letter
designs on signs and things in the modern world)
I can't say much for the rest of the evidence, but I think in this case, the ancient carvings are examples of writing and not carvings of actual
HOWEVER! I can't actually find a source for the sign numbers referenced on the catchpenny site, but that may be due to my lack of knowledge of the
writing system, or simply that no one has bothered to put a dictionary on the internet. If I ever get around to a careful study of ancient writing, I
will get back to you with my conclusions. For now, I guess it's your own judgment call.
I did have one idea though; even if the Sumerian legends were completely untrue in every way, if Hitler discovered them and came to the same
conclusions or similar that the OP did, could that not have been a motivation for him?