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  • Peter James
    Very funny Clark!! Happy April 1st. Best, Peter James ... From: Clark Whelton To: ANE-2@yahoogroups.com Sent: Monday, March 31, 2008 4:10 PM Subject: [ANE-2]
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      Very funny Clark!! Happy April 1st. Best, Peter James

      ----- Original Message -----
      From: Clark Whelton
      To: ANE-2@yahoogroups.com
      Sent: Monday, March 31, 2008 4:10 PM
      Subject: [ANE-2] Cuneiform clay tablet translated for the first time


      Cuneiform Clay Tablet Translated for the First Time

      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
      Event.

      "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
      at £12.99."

      Complete press release at

      http://www.bris.ac.uk/news/2008/212017945233.html

      Clark Whelton
      New York






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