Friday, 8 January 2010

Archaeologists Claim Discovery of Oldest Known Hebrew Writing

Archaeologists have discovered a 3,000 year old inscription on a pottery shard found at the site where it is said that David slew Goliath. The pottery shard has five lines of text written in the proto-Canaanite script that was used by the Hebrews and Philistines of the region at that time.

The script was discovered 18 months ago and was decrypted by Gershon Galil of the University of Haifa who has discovered that it was a Hebrew inscription. Carbon-dating has shown that the pottery shard dates back to the 10th century BC making it the earliest known Hebrew writing.

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