Is it true that ancient Tamil Brahmi script has been found in Egypt and Oman?I have recently read that a broken jar with inscriptions in Tamil Brahmi script has been excavated at Quseir-al-Qadim, an ancient port on the Red Sea coast of Egypt. This Tamil Brahmi script has been dated to first century BC. The same inscription has been inscribed twice on both sides of the jar. The inscription states (in Tamil) that the pot is suspended in a rope net. A pottery specialist workign with the British Museum has identified the fragmentary vessel as a storage jar made in India.
It has been also stated that a Tamil-Brahmi script inscribed on a pot has also been found in Oman. The script reads "nantai kiran" (what does it mean?) and it can be dated to first century AD, that is, 1900 years before.
I would like to know whether the information is correct, or not. If it is correct, then does it imply that there was maritime trade between Tamil kingdom and Egypt and present day Oman during ancient period?
Tamil Members or other Members interested in ancient History may kindly give their valuable opinion on the issue.