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Ancient Writing or Modern Fakery?

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Science  03 Aug 2007:
Vol. 317, Issue 5838, pp. 588-589
DOI: 10.1126/science.317.5838.588

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RAVENNA, ITALY-- Yousef Madjidzadeh, chief of excavations at Jiroft in southeastern Iran, has found tablets that he believes display a hitherto unknown writing system. But the circumstances surrounding their excavation have raised doubts about the tablets' authenticity.