Sudan statues show ancient script

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Three ancient statues, engraved with a little-understood sub-Saharan language, have been unearthed in Sudan.

The ram statues symbolise the god Amun, and include the first discovery of a complete royal dedication in Meroitic script, only found before in fragments.

It is the oldest written sub-Saharan language and dates from the Meroe period of 300BC to AD450.

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