I don’t know about Facebook, but over on Myspace they copy stuff from A2K -
Monday, September 11, 2006
Whilst digging in a 4,500-year-old burial mound at Xiaguan in Yunnan province in central China, a parchment was found sealed inside a clay vessel for its owner to take with him on his journey to his ancestors. The parchment talks of a traveller, getting lost on a mountain, and whilst seeking safety sees two old men sitting by a fire next to the entrance of a cave. As he approached, he overheard the last part of their conversation, and he later recorded it thus.
Mr Riddle puzzle me in and puzzle me out.
Riddle me dark from the cave to shout.
The question is easy the answer is not.
It lives in the future that has yet to arrive.
I would if I could I could not and died.
Had I have lived I would have not lied.
Mr Puzzle riddle me left riddle me right.
Puzzle me bright from the fire to light.
The answer is easy the question is not.
It lies in the past that time has forgot.
Do I just jest or do I jest not.
I know the truth do I or do I not.
What was the question and answer?
Then, a year later there was a book about it!
China: a cross-curricular theme - Google Books Result
by R.I.C. Publications - 2007 - History - 101 pages
The world's first riddle? During the excavation of a 4500-year- old burial site at Xiaguan in central China. a sheet of parchment was discovered sealed ...
It even quotes OCCOM BILL’S answer! Heck, the guys famous in China.
Even though even in those distant days; there were some dissenters!
The original by the way was published on A2K…
The worlds first riddle!
Discussion by Tryagain on 12/20/03 3:21 PM Replies: 11,562 Views: 253,900
Where A2K leads " others are sure to follow and copy.
Ps. Deb’s it could have been me!