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In all the twists and tragedies spanning 9/11 and the invasion of Iraq, few would think to look for a happy subplot in the world of archaeology. But consider the travails of 362 tiny clay tablets. Forged in southern Iraq 4,000-odd years ago, then crushed in the collapse of the twin towers, the tablets are now back in Iraq.
Decorated with cuneiform script – the oldest-known form of human writing – the tiny tablets were shipped in early 2001 from Dubai
to the Port of Newark in New Jersey by smugglers. There were presumably headed to new hands in return for considerable sums of money. The tablets, each one smaller than a deck of cards, were initially valued at $330,000. In another sense, though,
they were priceless, in part because they referenced one of the most powerful officials of the Third Dynasty of Ur, 2000 years before Christ.
So if I understood this correctly, The tablets were taken from Iraq / Dubai, the original owners, US Customs got ahold of them, stored them at the basement of the Twin Tower's. When the sad tragedy of 9/11 occured, things were recovered from the basement, and the tablets were returned to it's original owners.
Originally posted by MR BOB
reply to post by Oozii
you dont need to save everyimage to post them in a forum. you only need the url of the image.
etc[ ats ] www.pondlife.com/frog.jpg[ /ats ]
really had nothing to do with the falling of the twin towers.
edit on 17-9-2010 by MR BOB because: (no reason given)