The Death of Helios
Shown upside-down as the photo was snapped.
This lengthy scripted tablet details the death of King Helios. As what appears to be 'normal,' the first half of the text is read as the tablet faces you, from the bottom beginning with the Helios Motif. After arriving at the center line, the reader must flip the tablet over (upside-down as pictured) to continue. This photo was taken by Russell Burrows. He sent us several shots of scripted tablets, pictured upside-down; I'm sure he thought he was right, but this particular style fooled him often, however, it must be admitted and credit given its due: Russell got fewer wrong than those who came after him. Some credit should also go to Mr. Robert Morning Sky who was the first person not affiliated with our group, who recognized that the script changed directions at the center line, (Feb. 1998).
This is an excellent practice tablet for anyone familiar with the Schaff Alphabet. Paul Schaffranke deciphered this tablet in late fall of 1994. You will notice a picture-type, blemish of an image carved towards the center of the second section of text, which happens to be correctly oriented per the image above. There are dozens of tablets that contain fossils embedded within the stone medium. As was discovered, a fossil was often times used as a representation in the text. A typical account of such, would be the often used fossil Icons as representing mountains, volcanoes and natural landmarks. Upon many occasions, the fossil itself would be tampered with and disfigured (slightly or severely) to portray an image in relief, and exquisitely executed; as is the tablet here. The above tablet has had the embedded fossil slightly modified into an image of the Island the script relates to. The Island indicated on this tablet has an outline of the location where King Alexander Helios is entombed. There are a series of 3 tablets that describe the details of the final battle in which Helios-Rex ("King" in Latin) was severely wounded and died several days after his victory.
In several years, possibly 4 to 10, we will speak about this stone like an old friend. We have no idea of the size of this tablet. It appears to be Lavangnia imported from Italy; 2000 years ago.
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