Byron Kent, museologist at the Smithsonian, admits the find is extremely troubling.“There is no question that Arab maps were the best in the world, but none of the existing early maps demonstrates any knowledge of the Americas” he ponders.
“Kufic is the oldest calligraphic form of the various Arabic scripts and consists of a modified form of the old Nabataean script” he explains.
“Kufic developed around the end of the 7th century in Kufa, Iraq, from which it takes its name.
The discovery of Kufic scripts in pre-Columbus America is extremely fascinating” he adds, visibly excited.
If you would like us to attend any of your events, we would be happy to share our story. Who knows..might be getting a wedding invitation later this year...
The team of researchers fell upon what could be the mass tomb of 9th century seafarers.
The four skeletons that have been found on the site are in a state of advanced decomposition which could make DNA testing impossible, warns the expert, although the teeth showed premature decay which could explain the cause of death by a poor diet or an unknown illness.
A number of items were also found, as cloths, coins and two scimitars, yet the remaining artifacts were in such a bad state that they are barely recognizable, as rust has destroyed any possible recognizable trace of writing on the swords and coins, and the pieces of cloth having rotten due to age and the extreme humidity of the area.
South Florida (Hollywood) When I got the e-mail the other day about the upcoming Lock and Key Event in Delray it brought me back to the night I met Shane almost a year ago. 27 at the Oxygen Lounge in Miami and apparently I was supposed to find the love of my life that night.
It's funny how life puts you in the right place at the right time.
We have encouraged many of our friends to attend the Lock and Key Events and one of our best friends is still dating a woman he met at the Oxygen Lounge last Fall.
It's a great way to meet singles in a fun, comfortable environment.