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The Antikythera Mechanism has inscriptions:

a joint British-Greek research team has found a hidden ancient Greek inscription on the device, which it thinks could unlock the mystery.

The team believes the Antikythera Mechanism may be the world's oldest computer, used by the Greeks to predict the motion of the planets.

Article includes a picture of the Antikythera Mechanism and an X-Rayed image of same, which is how the scientists apparently discovered the inscriptions. Link via the Archaeoblog.

Also, via Kevin, the okapi is still alive in Congo's Virunga National Park:

a recent survey of the area by conservation group WWF and the Institut Congolais pour la Conservation de la Nature (ICCN) found 17 okapi tracks and other evidence of its presence