Indus Script – Holy Grail of Undeciphered Scripts

One of the world’s oldest cultures is known as Indus Valley civilization. A culture that was far more advanced than we give it credit today. For instance, 5,000 years ago they had cities built on a grid based system. A water distribution system to homes and most remarkably, a citywide sanitation system, world’s first, which allowed people to use the bathroom in their homes.

The society was well ahead of its times, and thousands of years before Greeks or Romans had something similar. The remains of their cities can be found all over present day Pakistan. The most famous of them is Moenjodaro. A city worth rivaling the best ancient world left for us to wonder.

The civilization also left behind remnants of their long forgotten language, the Indus Script. Today, scientists around the world are trying to use technology to resolve its mysteries and share with us what they said in those few tablets, seals and signposts that we have gathered.

This video shows one such effort of how they are getting closer to an answer. It is one of the greatest language puzzles of all time and a Holy Grail of undecipherable scripts.

A Must Watch TED Video on Reading the Quran

Sometimes you come across little gems that you never thought possible. Sometimes, you hear the right thing but from a very unexpected source. At times, you want to believe in myths and half truths, but then the real deal kicks in and you hear what is the absolute truth.

I was blown away by the following TED Video by Ms. Lesley Hazleton on Reading the Quran.

TED Video

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It is always best to learn from the source, in this case Quran, about Islam. The Fox news version or Al Jazeera version just does not cut it.