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Elamite written language

Elamite is an ancient undeciphered language written language.

Credit: British Museum

Broken and scorched black by fire, the dense, wedge-shaped marks etched into the ancient clay tablets are only just visible under the soft light at the British Museum. These tiny signs are the remains of the world's oldest writing system: cuneiform.

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