April 14, 2012 7:34
German archaeologists have discovered one of the oldest runic inscriptions on the crest, found in Saxony-Anhalt, Germany. On it informs edition The Local.
On the crest length 12.5 centimeters says Kama, which means "the ridge." It is made of antler. Discovery was made a few years ago (work in the region, where he found a comb, conducted since 2002), but until recently, kept in storage.
Researchers still find it difficult to name the exact age of the ridge, but the claim that it belongs to the second century AD. The earliest currently known runic inscriptions date from the second half of the second century, so the inscription found on the ridge can be considered one of the oldest.
Currently, there are several scientific hypotheses of origin of the runes — Greco-Latin, severnoetrusskaya, Semitic and somewhat exotic. According to the "Elder Edda" runes to open one — the supreme god of the Norse pantheon, — when he pierced himself with a spear, for nine days and nights hanging on the world tree Yggdrasil. One first runes inscribed directly on the ash with his blood.