Gezer Calendar Original

Illustration

Henry Curtis Pelgrift
by Oncenawhile
published on 31 December 2015

The original tablet of the so-called Gezer calendar from the site of Tel Gezer in modern-day Israel. It describes agricultural activities throughout the year at Gezer hence the name. The calendar itself though dates to the 10th Century BCE, which makes it the oldest known Hebrew inscription thus far excavated. The original tablet was found by R.A.F. Macalister's excavations of the site and it currently resides in the Istanbul Archaeology Museum. A replica of the tablet can also be found in the Archaeology wing of the Israel Museum in Jerusalem.

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