Rare inscription from King David era discovered in the Valley of Elah

A rare inscription dating back to the time of King David, discovered at Khirbet Qeiyafa, in the Valley of Elah outside of Beit Shemesh, was displayed for the first time in Jerusalem on Tuesday by the Israel Antiquities Authority.

According to the IAA, shards of a 3,000-year-old ceramic jar were first unearthed in 2012 during excavations carried out by Prof. Yosef Garfinkel of the Institute of Archaeology of the Hebrew University and the IAA’s Saar Ganor.

Letters written in ancient Canaanite script were discernible on several of the shards, sparking the curiosity of the researchers.

Source: http://www.jpost.com/Israel-News/Culture/Rare-inscription-from-King-David-era-discovered-in-the-Valley-of-Elah-406185

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