Israel uncovers 3,500-year-old inscription from biblical Canaan

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Israel uncovers 3,500-year-old inscription from biblical Canaan
The writing, a combination of six letters on two distinct lines, is featured on a pottery sherd found in the site located in the Shephelah region in south central Israel.
By ROSSELLA TERCATIN
APRIL 15, 2021

A 3,500-year-old inscription recently unearthed in Tel Lachish is the oldest piece of writing ever found in Israel and offers unprecedent insights into the development of the first alphabets, a study published in the journal Antiquity on Thursday revealed. The writing, a combination of six letters on two distinct lines, is featured on a pottery sherd found in the site located in the Shephelah region in south central Israel. The artifact was discovered in 2018 during excavations conducted by the Austrian Archaeological Institute at the Austrian Academy of Sciences, as Dr. Felix Höflmayer, lead author of the paper and co-director of the excavation at Tel Lachish told The Jerusalem Post. “Our excavation started in 2017,” Höflmayer said. “We have been looking into obtaining a radiocarbon sequence for the transition from the Middle to the Late Bronze Age.”

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