SAU Archaeologists Find Ivory Comb with First Written Canaanite Sentence

An archaeology team of students and employees from Southern Adventist University and the Hebrew University of Jerusalem uncovered a hair comb with linguistic significance. Discovered at Tel Lachish in Israel during a 2016 excavation, the comb features the first known complete, alphabetic sentence ever discovered. It was written in the Canaanite language, which is the predecessor to all modern alphabets.


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Stunning! Congratulations to them!!

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Hooray for this lousy discovery!

Kudos to all.

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Yep.

Obviously, a danderous and somewhat hairy excavation.

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