Saturday, April 24, 2021

Alphabetic inscriptions from the third millennium BCE?

ROLLSTON EPIGRAPHY: Tell Umm el-Marra (Syria) and Early Alphabetic in the Third Millennium: Four Inscribed Clay Cylinders as a Potential Game Changer. This essay by Christopher Rollston is technical. But its point is that these inscribed cylinders may indicate that the Canaanite alphabet was invented 500 years earlier than anyone thought.

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