Thursday, October 30, 2008

Archaeologist says he found oldest Hebrew writing (AP)

In this photo taken on Sunday, Oct. 26, 2008, Archeologist Yossi Garfinkel displays a ceramic shard bearing Hebrew 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, according to Garfinkel. (AP Photo/Sebastian Scheiner)AP - An Israeli archaeologist has discovered what he believes is the oldest known Hebrew inscription on a 3,000-year-old pottery shard — a find that suggests Biblical accounts of the ancient Israelite kingdom of David could have been based on written texts.

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