Friday, October 31, 2008

Photos of 3000 year old inscription

Oct. 26: Archaeologist Yossi Garfinkel displays a ceramic shard
bearing a Canaanite inscription at the Hebrew University in Jerusalem.
Garfinkel says the ceramic shard containing five lines of faded
characters written 3,000 years ago at the time of the Old Testament's
King David, was found in the ruins of an ancient fortified town south
of Jerusalem and is the oldest Hebrew inscription ever discovered.
Other scholars contend it's not clear whether the inscription was
Hebrew or another closely related Canaanite dialect from the time.,4644,5514,00.html#2_0,4644,5514,00.html#1_0

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