Many of these same tracings found in the ruins of the ancient Greek cities - colonies in the Black Sea ... Excavations have shown that in these centers there are two parallel systems of writing, lettering - Greek and some mysterious ". See. For example, the inscription on the bell known Zvenigorod, shown in Fig. 3.21. For more details about it, we're talking in the next book. Fig. 3.21. The inscription on the bell Zvenigorod. Made in XVI-XVII centuries. Adapted from  So, it turns out that the "Tatar" language has got nothing to do with it. Not only in Russian, but also in Greece, Serbia, Cyprus, and so on. D. The ancient texts incomprehensible icons met in addition to the familiar Cyrillic today. And such icons was often even substantially greater than the Cyrillic alphabet. For example, in the above inscription on the book of the XVII century of 77 per cent and only 23 per cent of the Cyrillic . In the old Russian coins and seals the ratio is about the same.