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Oldest written document in Jerusalem discovered

07-14-2010 08:51 BJT

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The oldest written document in Jerusalem has been discovered outside the Old City walls dating back to the 14th Century BC, according to researchers at Hebrew University in Jerusalem.

The tiny artifact, which is just over one square centimeter in size, was recently discovered beneath a 10th Century BC tower, dating from the period of King Solomon near the southern wall of the Old City in the Ophel area. It was originally part of a larger tablet used as correspondence between the rulers of Jerusalem and Egypt.

Tablets such as this were commonly used to exchange diplomatic messages between kings in the region.

The tiny artifact, which is just over one square centimeter in size, was recently discovered beneath a 10th Century BC tower, dating from the period of King Solomon near the southern wall of the Old City in the Ophel area.
The tiny artifact, which is just over one square centimeter in size, was recently
discovered beneath a 10th Century BC tower, dating from the period of King Solomon
near the southern wall of the Old City in the Ophel area.

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