Seller: pablitoxxx (4,357) 100%, Location: Lismore, NSW, Ships to: Worldwide, Item: 222305524318 Condition: museum replica Indus seal tablets, Indus Valley Seal Tablets: 22.50, Material: stone composite quartzite-limestone, Details: CLASSIC INDUS VALLEY SEALS CLASSIC INDUS SEALS Mohenjo-Daro 2500 BC Stone tablets, quartzite-limestone composite, 1.25 inches square (30 mm) & one inch (25 mm) on black acrylic mount, with display stand & back-label ID. Museum replicas from the Indus Seals Collection of Pakistan's Islamabad Museum recovered from Mohenjo Daro during the expeditions of the 1930's. Indus Valley pictographs record a customery proverb in a language that remained undeciphered until the turn of the century. HISTORICAL BACKGROUND The ancient Veddic civilization of the Indus Valley at Mohenjo-Daro and Harappa arose in western India contemporary with Sumeria around 3000 BC and flourished until tectonic changes caused the great river to change direction around 1500 BC. Indus seals were used differently to the text-and-seal administration of Mesopotamia and generally assumed the form of an amulet with a cryptic saying or religious proverb. The evidence of wear and abrasion shows their main use was visual identification and giving legitimacy to the owner rather than making numerous impressions. The language is considered a close relative of the mysterious pictographic script used by the Elamites and was finally deciphered by the aging German linguist Kurt Schildman in the late 1990’s, who related it to the surviving pictographic scripts of East Asia and Korea and found it displayed a language style remarkably similar to Old Persian. Schildman’s students have now published translations of many of the seals revealing the Indus Valley’s true Veddic origins. SAFE & SECURE PAYPAL PARCELS ARE SHIPPED FLAT RATE AIRMAIL FROM AUSTRALIA. Allowing for customs, usual TRANSIT TIME is about 8 to 10 DAYS. Parcels are WELL PACKED to ensure safe delivery, usually recycled boxes and dispatched soon after payment confirmation. You will be NOTIFIED BY EMAIL. Ask for COMBINED POSTAGE with MULTIPLE PURCHASES. For HEAVY parcels, less expensive SEA MAIL also available. FULL REFUND IF ITEM HAPPENS TO BE DAMAGED IN TRANSIT, DEFECTIVE IN SOME WAY OR YOU HAVE GOOD REASON TO BE UNHAPPY WITH IT. ANCIENT IMPRESSIONS produce a number of interesting & unusual ancient artifact replicas, as well as supplying a few hard-to-get items from other sources. The majority of our replicas are hand-made, cast in a non-toxic stone composite material which is harder, more durable and realistic than plaster or plastic. Items are hand-finished to duplicate the original artifact as closely as possible and individually checked for quality-control. Enquiries always welcome. Contact by clicking on feedback number next to seller's name at top right of page Pictures sell! Auctiva Free Image Hosting.Show off your items with Auctiva's Listing Templates Auctiva, THE simple solution for eBay sellers.