The oldest piece of undeciphered text on Earth may be close to getting cracked, and maybe you’ll be able to help. It’s a script dating to the early Bronze Age from southwestern Iran, and has left scientists scratching their heads.
As a team in Oxford photographs them in excruciating detail using special instruments, they want to crowd-source the decoding process. That means soon you could help decipher the virtual images, if you’re so inclined. Be sure to check out more about the soon-to-be public project at BBC.
I bet it says something far less exciting than we hope, like “Eradu is a goat face”.