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Old Testament-era tablet discovered

Archaeologists in Turkey have found an Old-Testament era treaty written in cuneiform, dating back to the 7th century B.C.  King Esarhaddon was nearing the end of his reign in Assyria when he drafted this treaty, trying to ensure a peaceful succession to the throne, Harrison said. "It was remarkable the

The $10 million ancient gold tablet swapped for cigarettes

The family of a holocaust survivor who swapped some cigarettes for a $10 million 3,200-year-old Assyrian gold tablet has been allowed to keep the artifact. Berlin's Vorderasiatisches Museum had demanded the 3,200-year-Assyrian artefact be returned because it was looted by Soviet troops. But a judge on Long Island has ruled

Is the Jamestown tablet an American Rosetta Stone?

An expert in Elizabethan script is studying the mysterious etching on the Jamestown tablet. Digitally enhanced images of the slate are helping to isolate inscriptions and illuminate fine details on the slate—the first with extensive inscriptions discovered at any early American colonial site, said William Kelso, director of research and interpretation

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