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| Oldest written document found in Jerusalem|
| Updated at: 1143 PST, Wednesday, July 14, 2010|
JERUSALEM: Archaeologists say they have uncovered the oldest written document ever found in Jerusalem, dating from the 14th century BC.
The tiny clay fragment is believed to be part of a tablet from a royal archives and was found in excavations outside Jerusalemís Old City walls.
Experts from the Hebrew University Institute of Archaeology say the 2-by-2.8cm document contains symbols in ancient Akkadian and predated the previous 'oldest' document by 600 years.
Assyriology scholar Wayne Horowitz - who has been trying to decipher the text - says it was in all likelihood prepared tablets for the royal household of the time.