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SCarl49932: archaeology

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bob carl (bcarl28)
Mon, 29 Jun 1998 10:21:48 -0400


a little humor is thee best medicine, so enjoy it friends........

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From: SCarl49932
To: ganderson, Jakensis,
bcarl28,Photoisme, JUDIERICKSON,
MAGNAW,MKemper608, KnKd,
KRISTIN_LINDSTROM,BJLOWE.EDU, Idomene,
Sarah_Smart,RSTANLEY, cheryl144,
lpintozzi
Subject: archaeology
Date: Mon, 29 Jun 1998 01:49:36 EDT
Message-ID: <44b9368b.35972af1>

>A team of archaeologists was excavating in Israel when they came

>upon a cave. Written on the wall of the cave were the following

>symbols in order of appearance.

>

> 1. A woman

> 2. A donkey

> 3. A shovel

> 4. A fish

> 5. A Star of David

>

>They decided that this was a unique find and the writings were at least

>more than three thousand years old. They chopped out the piece of

>stone and had it brought to the museum where archaeologists from all

>over the world came to study the ancient symbols.

>

>They held a huge meeting after months of conferences to discuss what

>they could agree was the meaning of the markings. The President of
their

>society stood up and pointed at the first drawing and said:

>

>"This looks like a woman. 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 have animals help them till the

>soil. The next drawing looks like a shovel of some sort, which means

>they even had tools to help them.

>

>Even further proof of their high intelligence is the fish which means

>that if they had a famine hit the earth, whereby the food didn't

>grow, they would take to the sea for food.

>

>The last symbol appears to be the Star of David which means they were

>evidently Hebrews."

>

>The audience applauded enthusiastically and the President smiled and

>said, "I'm glad to see that you are all in full agreement with our

>interpretations."

>

>Suddenly a little old man stood up in the back of the room and said,

>"I object to every word. The explanation of what the writings say is

>quite simple. First of all, everyone knows that Hebrews don't read

>from left to right, but from right to left... Now, look again... It now

>says:

>

>"'Holy Mackerel, Dig The Ass On That Woman!'"

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