The oldest writing in the world has been decoded by Dr. Stephen Guide, a Bulgarian-American residing in California, said numerous media reports immediately before and after the press-conference held on March, 29, 2006 at the BTA in Sofia, Bulgaria. Find out more about the Guide Method here.

This is a discovery about the dawn of human civilization. It goes back to a historical period called the Eneolithic (Chalcolithic) Era. It reflects the story of the oldest civilization known in Europe, called by the broadest term Ancient Europe. Dr. Guide’s work represents a sensational discovery about the oldest known inhabitants of Ancient Europe, whose ethnic name has come to us through the classical ancient writers such as Homer, Herodotus, Pythagoras, Plutarch, and many others. It tells us the story of the rediscovery of Ancient Thrace and the people who were called from times immemorial simply “The Thracians”. These people were known to Herodotus as “the most numerous ethnic group, second only to the Hindus” and to Homer, who wrote his Iliad, as “people who reminded him of the gods”.

Our modern understanding of history shifts and changes faster than ever these days with the advent of the Internet communications era. The reason is apparent – unprecedented free and unhampered access to multiple global information streams, allowing the broadest ever data harvesting and source analysis. Such unique new possibilities are especially relevant to the researching of the most ancient history of the world, since access to the most ancient and unique document sources of the past, had also been the hardest to get in previous years, for multiple reasons of various nature.

This discovery redefines what most archaeologists and historians classify today as “the pre-historic” era (named so to denote a period of time lacking yet a system of writing and thus signifying, that a “historical record” had not yet been possible). And since Dr. Guide’s work identifies and decodes writing on artefacts from this time-period, making it now “historic”, due to the proven existing written “historical record”, it shifts the known boundaries of the “pre-historic” era to at least a couple of millennia earlier in linear time. Furthermore, from the “pre-historic” texts decoded in this research, it becomes quite clear that the people who inscribed them, were neither “pre-historic”, nor “primitive”, contrary to the many so-called “scientific” models of the ancient past, but demonstrated highly sophisticated levels of thought expression, anticipated by “modern” science for a much later period of “modernity”.

Exactly because of the above, this discovery may appear quite threatening and paradigm shifting for some present “scientific” historical, archaeological and anthropological dogmas. Thus it may trigger negative reactions and opposition by those readers who remain unprepared for significant set-of-mind changes and by those former “authoritative” figures in science, who would rather deny this unique discovery, than loose their personal “scientific” ground and territory.

This must not come as a surprise, as it is inevitable that the conclusions resulting from a discovery of this nature, will actually turn quite a few basic assumptions in modern science upside-down, i.e. unless we understand that things have long been head-down and now, being turned around once more, they will actually assume their due and rightful position. We should not forget, therefore, that such turbulent changes have always occurred with the major, more or less revolutionary inventions and discoveries of our time, and this should not only be expected, but also welcomed by the greater part of free thinking and intelligent people.

This is definitely not just another “attempt at decoding” the plates from Gradeshnitsa ( 5th millennium BCE) and Karanovo (4th millennium BCE). This book makes all the difference, compared to all previous (decades!!! of) works, presenting various already discarded “suggestions”, “interpretations” and “presumptions”, and on and on and on – all failed “attempts” at decoding any of the engraved signs upon the plates, or even making “informed guesses” about their meaning. For the first time ever, the scientific method of Dr. Stephen Guide, produces THE COMPLETE AND FINAL SCIENTIFIC DECODING of each and every one of the pictographic signs upon both tablets, and the consequent results are, the least to say, unprecedented and sensational!