Alphabet was used on the territory of Georgia 2700 years ago, far earlier than previously thought.

Archaeologists Thrilled by Historic Script Discovery in Georgia

Commuters on Georgia’s main highway could scarcely have imagined that they were driving past something that may change the history of scripts as we know it.
Today, archaeologists of Ivane Javakhishvili Tbilisi State University (TSU) have discovered a one line inscription of as yet unknown Georgian writing, dating back 2700 years on the altar pedestal of the 7th century BC temple dedicated to a fertility goddess at the Grakliani Hill, in the eastern Kaspi region.
This new unique discovery suggests that the alphabet was used on the territory of Georgia 2700 years ago, far earlier than previously thought.
Scientists claimed that this is the oldest script to be discovered in the whole Caucasus region.
The archaeologists said the writing had nothing similar to it and it would become “an extremely fascinating piece” for foreign scientists.
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Koala hanging from light post?

Why are random animal sculptures hanging from light posts in Southeast?

Columnist August 1 at 7:51 PM
Any knowledge of sculptures mounted on light poles in Southeast: a dog jumping through a hoop at Third and D streets SE and a grasshopper at Seventh and G SE? For a minute, I thought I was on “Sesame Street,” and went on a bit of a scavenger hunt to see if there was an Elephant at E, a Basset Hound at B. . . . But I’m not sure if I’m following the right trail. I’m curious who the artist is. I love the sense of humor. If these agile creatures have managed to populate more of the corners, I want to find them!

Heather Godwin,

John Kelly writes “John Kelly’s Washington,” a daily look at Washington’s less-famous side. Born in Washington, John started at The Post in 1989 as deputy editor in the Weekend section. View Archive Continue reading