A note written on a papyrus in ancient Hebrew 2,700 yearsA rare document that recently arrived in Jerusalem after being discovered in the United States was released Wednesday by the Israel Antiquities Authority. “This papyrus is unique, very rare”Aidan Klein, the agency’s deputy director of anti-theft division, spoke with the agency. AFP.
A fragment of writing in Paleo-Hebrew used during the First Temple period consists of four lines. “He sends Ishmael”With the remaining incomplete words, according to the released images.
According to Klein’s interpretation, during the Iron Age, The Hebrews used pieces of clay to write short notesas well as animal skins for writing, while papyrus was reserved for official correspondence.
“We don’t know exactly what was sent or where,” said Joe Uziel, director of the company’s Judean Desert parchment division. The authenticity and age of the papyrus was determined by paleographic and carbon-14 dating.Uziel said, citing researchers’ fears of removing the papyrus from the law. “He used sticky glue, glued it down, and then shaped it,” the expert said. “Removing it would actually cause more damage,” he said.
The owner of the piece, a man from Montana, USA, bought it or received it as a gift in 1965 from the then curator, Joseph Saad. Palestine Archaeological Museum. The woman framed it and hung it on the wall in her house.
The papyrus, revealed today, adds to another discovery made in Israel last month by archaeologists from that country. revealed Remains of a 1200 year old mansion Ancient in the Negev desert, Not far from where a mosque was discovered Same period.
described as A “Luxury Country Residence” By the Israel Antiquities Authority (IAA), the building had a lobby with a marble floor and walls decorated with murals.
This is about The first building of this type was discovered in the Negev desertAccording to the agency, it occupies more than a third of the country. The house also had unique and impressive “underground” vaultsHe added that it was up to the owners to prove it (economics).
“A wealthy landowner may have lived in an estate overlooking farms in the northern Negev,” say archaeologists Oren Shmueli, Elena Kogan-Zehavi, and Noe D. Michael. The ruins are believed to date back to the 8th or 9th centuryBeginning of the Islamic Era.
“This luxury property” is “the first of its kind found in the Negev,” the archaeological commission said. In June, the organization announced that it had excavated the remains of one of the world’s oldest rural mosques, dating to the same period as the palace, in the same sector, testifying to the expansion of Islam in the region.
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