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Ancient Tablet Looks Like Cell Phone With Cuneiform Keys

Archaeologists digging in Austria found an ancient clay tablet that looks like a cell or cordless phone with keys etched with cuneiform characters that would imply it originally came from Mesopotamia. What is it? Is it evidence of an advanced civilization or time travel?

The tablet was reportedly found earlier this year by archaeologists digging in Fuschl am See, a city in the Austrian state of Salzburg. There’s not much information on what the researchers were digging for in this region but it probably wasn’t cuneiform tablets. Yet that’s what they found. Even more shocking, the tablet strongly resembles the cell phones they were most likely using to take pictures of it.

three phone

The tablet was dated to around the 13th century BCE. By that time, the Sumerian writing style known as cuneiform had already been around for a few thousand years. Cuneiform tablets aren’t unusual – an estimated 2 million have been excavated. The language was a mystery until the 19th century when its code was deciphered.

The cuneiform alphabet

The cuneiform alphabet

However, this particular tablet is unusual for a number of reasons. First, it was found in Austria, not Iran or one of the other modern countries that was once Sumer or Mesopotamia. The only cuneiform object found further away from there is the controversial Fuente Magna Bowl, which was discovered in Tiahuanaco in modern-day Bolivia. Since there’s no evidence that the Sumerians visited this ancient pre-Columbian city, how did the bowl or the knowledge of cuneiform get there?

The Fuente Magna Bowl

The Fuente Magna Bowl

By cell phone, of course! A controversial theory proposed by author Zecharia Sitchin is that aliens known as the Anunnaki came from Nibiru (the rumored Planet X beyond Neptune) and created the Sumerian civilization. The tablet looks surprisingly like a modern phone, with the 12 keys, a display and a ‘talk’ button. Could these extraterrestrials have tried to introduce the Sumerians to a phone-like communications device, only to find they weren’t ready for it and dialed them back to a stylus and clay tablets?

Is this what they could have had?

Is this what they could have had?

It would be interesting if some cuneiform expert could translate the characters on the ancient phone (unfortunately, Google translate does not yet recognize cuneiform).

Did some Anunnaki accidentally leave his phone in Austria? Probably not. The archaeologists believe the tablet was most likely  brought there by traders from Earth.

Is the tablet’s resemblance to a modern cell phone just an odd coincidence, a hoax  or evidence of time travel or alien contact? If only some phone hacker knew cuneiform.

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  • rafepurnell

    Oldest text message ever

  • Deacon Brian

    Turks. Battle of Vienna. 1500s. That and the naval Battle of Lepanto are why Europe has not been Muslim.

    All long after the death of cuneiform, by many many centuries.

  • BW

    Turks, not Persians.

  • Olly Boon

    you guys should really put source links in your articles if you want more credibility. where did you obtain this image? where did the info come from?? i am open, but as this stands it’s only a low res image with speculations.


    2015’s last and best trolling.

    who lost the god damn phone?

  • NDMagoo

    That doesn’t just resemble a phone, that IS a depiction of a phone. It must be either a hoax or something to do with time travel. If I had to place a bet on it, I know where my money would be going…

  • Stephen Doggart

    utter pish

  • Tash Robinson

    Does it have any electronics inside? If not then its not a cell phone, its a rock.

  • JGat


  • JGat

    Hilarious. Even more funny is folks thinking this article is ‘real’.

  • Vegar Bjerke

    Just no. Sacharia Zitchin – just no. Fuente Magna bowl – no, again. Try a bit of critical thinking and maybe check out some actual research beyond the ancient alien crowd to spice up your fantasies. No, not everything mainstream archeology says is a devious conspiracy. Most of it is actually everything you know about the subject.


  • Ioannes Angelos

    Apparently in the illiterate fringe/ancient astronaut/anunnaki retardom this is still news. This hoax (apparently originating from a now defunct Facebook page) has been in circulation since 2012. Why are you discussing it like it would be something real?

  • David Down Under

    Perhaps they should have rung first to see if it was convenient to visit?

  • William Burke

    I’m familiar with this AN EXPERIMENT WITH TIME stuff. I own a copy of that odd book. I used to believe it.

    But now I don’t believe there’s any such thing as time.

  • Brent Swancer

    Does this thing get IOS 7?

  • J R Ward

    exactly what are your qualifications to be able to determine that?

  • Neutral

    We’ve finally connected the dots. Stonehenge and the pyramids were probably ancient cell towers! Happy new year 🙂

  • Cal

    Oh for Pete’s sake…sigh

  • Bill in Tennessee

    Sorry, but cuneiform, whether from Sumer or Akkad or any of the cultures that used them, DO NOT translate to our standard alphabet. Cuneiforms are phonetic renderings of entire words in those languages. The “cuneiform alphabet” above is downright silly.

  • Mr. Evans

    Take your meds Cal and go back to sleep.

  • Mr. Evans

    Cal. Take your Meds and go back to sleep.

  • Seamus Radu

    It’s obviously a reverse mold of a Sony Ericsson s868.

    The shape of the buttons and the protruding screen support this – if you were to make a mold of an s868, the bulby, outward buttons and the recessed screen would make this exact reverse impression on the mold – scooped buttons with a beveled edge and a protruding, beveled screen (see example pic below). Add some fake (yes, fake – the cuneiform alphabet had over 1000 distinct characters, not 29, and they did not match 1-to-1 with our Latin alphabet, because it predates it) cuneiform script to the mold, burn it a little bit and voila: a barely convincing hoax.

    Occam’s razor is truly an amazing tool. And btw, if aliens/ancient civilizations really did use mobile phones and left theirs here, what are the odds they’d use a Sony Ericsson phone? I mean, what are the odds they’d have an identical company making an identical looking product either a few thousand years ago or a few thousand light years away?

    It doesn’t even resemble typical clay tablets (see pic below) or the material they were made in, not to mention it has a level of detail and crispness that was impossible to achieve in a material such as clay that was then fired and cooked.

  • anyone who knows even a little about cuneiform could determine this.

  • Fred Deer

    I haven’t got a clue about cuneiform, but they look diagrams for transistor to transistor logic gates?

  • Nick

    Wrong manufacturer!

  • David Smith
  • that triangle is the symbol for a inverter ..

  • Joseph Dee

    does it have a cam in it?

  • WhiteEagle

    Crop circles were around in the 1700s and refered to as devil circles. Do some research and you will find that there are noticeable differenced in the mechanics of ‘man made’ and ‘other’ crop circles.

  • Heil_Kitler

    It’s not “13th century.” It’s 13th century BCE.


  • Jason Templeton

    Not in coverage 😉

  • Lee Wagner

    those early circles were brought about by winds. every farmer is aware of them. they still exist today. don’t be a drama queen.

  • Lee Wagner

    the great gazoo had one of those.

  • Lee Wagner

    it was a joke, anyway. lighten up there, hiawatha. farmers have been aware of the so called devil circles for centuries. it’s a byproduct of an atmospheric phenomena called wind.

  • Dr Imhotep AlBasiel

    we were more advanced in ancient times!

  • Torsh Johansen

    The problem is, if you were to go back in time — or see back in time from where you are now, all you would see is BLACK. Space. 5,000 years ago, the solar system was far away than where it was right now.

  • How Not To Play The Game

    ……….I’m too cynical to believe it.

  • Ethan Fowler


  • cuyo649

    the Cell Provider failed in installing more cell towers that’s why it went ‘under’ ground 🙂

  • cuyo649

    next they will discover one from the late 19 seventies !… huge suckers they were 🙂

  • Jim Dutton

    Hey, I need that back my insurance didn’t cover the loss!

  • Yandere

    ‘I know not with what weapons World War III will be fought, but World War IV will be fought with sticks and stones.’
    Albert Eistein

    I have a theory that ancient human might had been so advance in the past but they destroy themselves after some World War and fall back to the stone age and repeat the cycle multiple times. It seems we are at the end of a cycle and we are about to start a new cycle thanks to our stupidity in recent years

  • Yandere

    Even today we still can’t find a legitimate way to build those ancient structure like the Pyramid and such

  • 11Bravo4life


  • Monad

    YES, the same with pyramids.
    People saw Triangular UFO’s and copied them.
    Some people think that the tip could attach and detach. When the UFO’s left people just completed the structure.

    Although I don’t know how they did.

  • jimharvey

    You get the point. Anal retentive

  • Björn Nilsson

    Sorry to break it for ya guys..but it’s an exact replica of a Sony Ericsson mobile..with the “shark fin” antenna..i have the mentioned cell phone in my collection of old cell phones.