7,000-Year-Old Ceramic Fragment with Signs, Symbols and Swastika May Be One of the Oldest Examples of Writing
While excavating the ancient Roman site of Ad Putea in modern Riben, Bulgaria researchers made a startling discovery — an artifact that they believe may be one of the earliest attempts of writing in the world. This intriguing piece, that dates back around 7,000 years, was found in a previously unknown settlement that lay below the Roman site. One of the prominent symbols on the artifact is a swastika. What was this ancient symbol doing in Chalcolithic Bulgaria? And where is the true home of writing on Earth?