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Did Aliens Leave Behind This 2800-Year-Old Nokia?

E.T. forgot his phone.

BY Ramy Zabarah | Mar 18, 2016 | Culture

Researchers are claiming they have dug up what looks like a 2,800-year-old Mesopotamian clay tablet cell phone, reportedly found in the Austrian town of Fuschl am See.  (Judging by the picture quality, the photos were also taken on a 2,800-year-old cell phone.)

According to the very reputable mysteriousuniverse.org, not much is known about what archaeologists were looking for when they came across this piece of not-so-terrestrial history, but it probably wasn't clay Sumerian tablets from the 13th century BCE. 

How did a cuneiform tablet make its way to modern-day Austria, you ask? After all, Mesopotamia never expanded north or west of modern-day Turkey. Well, the theory proposes that aliens created Sumerian civilisation, then left the artefact behind after a failed attempt to introduce people to the great communicative powers of cellular phones. 

Sadly, like Damascus steel, the technology to make functioning clay cell phones is still not known.

From: Popular Mechanics