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To: ganderson, Jakensis,
Date: Mon, 29 Jun 1998 01:49:36 EDT
>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
>society stood up and pointed at the first drawing and said:
>"This looks like a woman. We can judge that this race was family
>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
>The audience applauded enthusiastically and the President smiled and
>said, "I'm glad to see that you are all in full agreement with our
>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
>"'Holy Mackerel, Dig The Ass On That Woman!'"
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