A letter sent to Pharaoh Amenhotep IV of Egypt between 1350 and 1334 BC from Jerusalem has survived among the Amarna letters. The letter is from Abdi-Hepa, the ruler of Jerusalem, which indicates that Jerusalem was an important city at that time. In these letters Abdi-Hepa, a Hittite name, discusses a failed attempt to break into his palace in order to assassinate him.
"The Merneptah Stele — also known as the Israel Stele or Victory Stele of Merneptah — is an inscription by the Ancient Egyptian king Merneptah (reign:1213 to 1203 BC), which appears on the reverse side of a granite stele erected by the king Amenhotep III. It was discovered by Flinders Petrie in 1896 at Thebes.
The Flood Tablet, relating part of the Epic of Gilgamesh, From Nineveh, northern Iraq, Neo-Assyrian, 7th century BC, most famous cuneiform tablet from Mesopotamia, at the British Museum, London. Photo taken by Jessica Spengler. I would never have realized this is language!
An Ancient Tablet discovered - In Jerusalem a tablet, three-foot-tall with 87 lines written in Hebrew is believed by scholars to date back to decades just before the Yeshua’s (Jesus’s) birth. It is causing quite a stir worldwide, it speaks about a messiah who will rise from the dead after three days. The tablet was found near the Dead Sea on the Jordanian side and it is a rare finding of a stone with ink writings from that time era. Some describe it as a type of Dead Sea Scroll written on…
The Rosetta Stone is a document that was carved in 196 B.C. and honours the Pharoah of Egypt praising him for the good things he had done for the priests and people of Egypt. The document is in three languages - Greek, Hieroglyphic and Demotic.After many years of studying the Rosetta Stone and other examples of ancient Egyptian writing, Jean-François Champollion deciphered hieroglyphs in 1822.
10th C. BCE. A tablet of soft limestone inscribed in a paleo-Hebrew script, the Gezer Calendar is one of the oldest known examples of Hebrew writing, dating. It reads: "Two months of harvest/Two months of planting/Two months of late planting/One month of hoeing/One month of barley-harvest/One month of harvest and festival/Two months of grape harvesting/One month of summer fruit."