8054Re: [ANE-2] Cuneiform clay tablet translated for the first time
- Mar 31 11:45 PMsame press release with pic at
but before you rush, it claims that [my edit] "The "Planisphere"
tablet (see pic) - inscribed around 700 BC ... has now been revealed
to describe an asteroid impact which in 3123 BC hit Ko"fels, Austria, ..."
YCMMV [your credulity mileage may vary]
At 06:10 PM 3/31/2008, Clark Whelton wrote:
>Cuneiform Clay Tablet Translated for the First TimeAriel.
>University of Bristol Press Release issued 31 March 2008
>"A cuneiform clay tablet that has puzzled scholars for over 150 years has
>been translated for the first time. The tablet is now known to be a
>contemporary Sumerian observation of an asteroid impact at Köfels, Austria
>and is published in a new book, A Sumerian Observation of the Köfels' Impact
>"The giant landslide centred at Köfels in Austria is 500m thick and five
>kilometres in diameter and has long been a mystery since geologists first
>looked at it in the 19th century. The conclusion drawn by research in the
>middle 20th century was that it must be due to a very large meteor impact
>because of the evidence of crushing pressures and explosions. But this view
>lost favour as a much better understanding of impact sites developed in the
>late 20th century. In the case of Köfels there is no crater, so to modern
>eyes it does not look as an impact site should look. However, the evidence
>that puzzled the earlier researchers remains unexplained by the view that it
>is just another landslide...."
>"...The full translation of the tablet together with the analysis supporting
>these conclusions can be found in the book, A Sumerian Observation of the
>Kofels' Impact Event published by Alcin Academics, ISBN 1904623646, priced
>Complete press release at
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