Dispilio tablet deciphered – a proof of the oldest script in the world?
The Dispilio tablet is a wooden tablet bearing inscribed markings, dated to 5260 ± 40 BC. It was discovered in 1993 in a Neolithic lakeshore settlement near the modern village of Dispilio, in Kastoria, Greece. To date, it’s markings have not been deciphered.
There are four columns in total, and 2nd and 4th columns are almost identical. (some signs are rotated, and just a few signs are slightly different). If we split the tablet in half, we get two columns of 23 signs and two columns of 22 signs. These numbers are pretty close to the number of letters of some ancient alphabets.
Dispilio tablet signs divided into two sets.
So let us compare the signs of the first two columns with the oldest verified alphabet in the world – the Phoenician alphabet, (called the Proto-Canaanite alphabet for inscriptions older than around 1050 BC) The Phoenician alphabet contains 22 letters, all of which are consonants.
First half of Dispilio tablet next to the Phoenician alphabet
Look at that! Out of 22 signs, 8 signs are a perfect match (circled) and 3 are a bit questionable (underlined).
Moreover, we see a clear pattern B-G-D, and then again L-M-(N?) in the first column. The rest of the letters are a bit scattered but letter HE can be seen in the third place of a second column, while HETH is the last one. SAMEKH is on the right side of letter L. YODH could be the last one in the first column, and TSADE the first one in the second, while WAW or even ZAYIN could be represented by an arrow.
Now let us compare the second half with the oldest Slavic alphabet – Glagolitic alphabet.
Second half of Dispilio tablet next to the Glagolitic alphabet
Look at the first column again, we have letters A-B-V-D and possibly E and Z! The second column, (which is almost identical to the first half), resembles more the Phoenician script.
But how is this possible? The Glagolic alphabet is invented only in the 9th century AD, right? Well, yes, officially, but the truth is that nobody knows based on WHICH alphabet. One theory states that Cyril and Methodius had only adapted and organized the letters which Slavs were already using.
It seems that what we have in the case of Dispilio tablet is not one, but two (similar) alphabets that somebody was comparing. One could be called Proto-Phoenician and the other (partially) Proto-Glagolitic. BUT here is the catch – they appear 4000 years before there should be any alphabet!!!
However, there is one ancient script that connects all of the signs, but it is still unrecognized as a script by official science – Vinca script ! Vinca culture lasted from 5700BC to 4200BC so the timeline is matching, as well as the geographical area where Dispilio tablet is found.
Vinca script – only selected signs
So is this the ultimate proof that Vinca IS a script, and not just any script but the oldest script in the world? To me it is. You can look at the signs above and judge for yourself.
The real question is – Is it possible that nobody else noticed this? Or changing all of the history books is well… too much of a hassle…