Ambient sound found in Pompeii pottery?

Via Digg, “Archaeologists get ancient audio from grooves on Pompeii pottery

This seems unreal. I watching MirrorMask on DVD, which is, well, City of Lost Children on acid, and there seems to have been a leak of the surreal. Is this for real?

Finding audio in the incidentally disturbed groves in pottery made hundreds, if not thousands of years ago … what if someone where able to recover the sounds of ancient egyptian being spoken, since we do not know what it sounded like?

This seems like a most amazing breakthrough. The video at the source site is all in French, but there’s a sample of the recovered audio …

Ah, not real, apparently. What a brilliant hoax. It was an april fools for Belgian TV, it seems. It’s the new War of the Worlds. Well done!