An Israeli archeologist has discovered what he claims to be the oldest-known Hebrew text carved into a shard of pottery, according to the Associated Press.
The 3,000-year-old piece of pottery dates back to the time of King David, suggesting Israeli accounts of David’s kingdom could have been based on written accounts.
The piece, discovered in southern Jerusalem, could validate or dispel accounts of occurrences several centuries before the Bible was written, says CNN.
If the text matches Biblical account, it would corroborate religious testimony that says the Bible is more historical account than myth.
This is cool.‚ I love when archeologists uncover things like this.
But isn’t it even better when ordinary people uncover history by accident?
Two weeks ago workers renovating a rugby stadium in Rome uncovered an underground tomb that mimics the architectural design of a city, The Guardian reports.
The site supposedly boasts a passage into the room where Caligula was murdered.‚ I know it’s a murder, but that’s wicked.
The Roman culture ministry says the area may have been inhabited by living people during the Dark Ages.
It’s hard to imagine that in a thousand years people will be marveling over artifacts from this age.
This kind of stuff makes life so much more interesting, no?