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Holding the ancient past in the palm of your hand

Clive Maxfield
10/19/2011 03:08 PM EDT

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Alday123
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Alday123   6/9/2013 1:05:03 PM
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You have been badly duped. The tablet is a fake. Can be bought from various sellers for just a few dollars. See info here: http://www.collector-antiquities.com/609/ Brad.

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Max The Magnificent   12/5/2011 7:58:36 PM
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Wow!!! I am very impressed -- I would love to see that dolmen stone with my own eyes -- thank you for sharing these photos

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Frank Karkota   10/29/2011 8:43:39 PM
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Having grown up in New England, I felt deprived that there is nothing more than a few hundred years old to observe. Recently, I took some photos of rocks where I played as a boy. I posted them at: http://home.comcast.net/~j1rzk/boulders_east.htm http://home.comcast.net/~j1rzk/pedestal_stone.htm It turns out that the round boulder was put there by the Indians. It is called a dolmen stone. An amateur archaeologist estimated that it is over 8000 years old. A tribal leader was buried under the stone, which I estimate weighs over 22 tons. I have found other similar artifacts which range from as recent as 500 years. All right in my back yard!

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Max The Magnificent   10/26/2011 8:34:39 AM
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It really is incredible to hold this tablet and think that someone was making these marks in the clay 4200 years ago -- it makes you stop and think about things for a bit...

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Robotics Developer   10/26/2011 1:56:19 AM
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As a kid I often thought about archeology and really old artifacts. I wonder if I could get something like that today? Don't get me wrong, I love engineering, the creating the building and getting to work. But history is more real than many things that we do and holding a piece of history must indeed be really cool.

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Max The Magnificent   10/23/2011 10:28:30 AM
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As soon as I finish my time machine I'll bounce forward and see and then come back and tell you :-)

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TFCSD   10/23/2011 4:09:14 AM
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I wonder if my CDs/DVDs will still be readable in 4200 years?

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Duane Benson   10/21/2011 8:46:39 PM
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It's a bill of materials for an ARM based embedded controller board. The only problem is that two of the passive components needed for the A/D section are on back-order with a 4,201 year lead-time.

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Max The Magnificent   10/21/2011 8:40:58 PM
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Very, VERY funny!

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mr_bandit   10/21/2011 7:00:13 PM
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"I am the widow of the late Untash-Napirisha, the son of Hubanummenna, the king of Anza and Susa. I will give you $USD 10 million if you help me move his gold out of the country. Send your name and bank account information to (rest of message lost)"

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