Archaeologists discover oldest known sentence in first alphabet – BBC News

The oldest known sentence in the ancient language of Canaanites has been decoded by at team of Israeli archaeologists.

The inscription was discovered on an ivory head-lice comb, unearthed at Tel Lachish, an ancient city in the Biblical Kingdom of Judah.

Experts translated the comb to read: “May this tusk root out the lice of the hair and the beard.”

The landmark discovery provides evidence for the use of the alphabet 3,700 years ago.

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