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A team of student archaeologists was excavating in the Sinai Desert and came upon a previously unknown cave. Written on the wall of the cave were the following symbols in this order of appearance:
1. A woman 2. A donkey 3. A shovel 4. A fish 5. A Star of David
This was obviously a unique find and the writings were at least 3,000 years old, but what did the symbols mean? None of the students could figure it out.
So they chopped out the piece of stone and had it brought to the British Museum in London, where leading archaeologists from all over the world came to study and try to interpret the ancient symbols. They met for months of discussion and analysis trying to figure out what the ancient hieroglphyics said.
Finally, they had it, and a world conference was called to announce the findings. Thousands of scholars and members of the press were in attendance, and CNN was there to cover the announcement live. The president of the Archeological Society, who was one of the most respected translators of hieroglyphics in the world, stood up and pointed at the first drawing and said:
"This first figure is of a female. So we can judge that this race was family oriented and held women in high esteem.
"You can also tell they were intelligent, as the next symbol resembles a donkey. So they were smart enough to use animals to help them till the soil.
"The next drawing looks like a shovel of some sort, much like a modern shovel, which means they were advanced enough to have invented tools to help them do their work."
"Even further proof of their high intelligence is this figure of a fish, which means they were sophisticated enough about nutrition to know that if a famine hit the earth, and the food crops would not grow, they could take to the sea and seek necessary protein there."
"And the last symbol is a Star of David, which means they were evidently of the ancient tribe of Hebrews."
The audience applauded enthusiastically at this marvelous deciphering of the hieroglyphics in a complete and logical way. The president beamed, and said, "There's really nothing to it if you know how to read and interpret the signs."
Suddenly a little old man stood up in the back of the room and said, "I object to every word of the your translation. The explanation of what the writings say is quite simple: First of all, everyone knows that Hebrews don't read from left to right; they read from right to left ...
Now, look again, reading from right to left, and it obviously says: "Holy Mackerel, Dig The Ass On That Babe."