Oldest written sentence discovered!

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Oldest written sentence discovered!

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It's deep and meaningful. And gives us massive cultural insights into Canaanite history.

It says:

“May this tusk root out the lice of the hair and the beard.”

https://www.theguardian.com/science/202 ... -lice-comb

“The inscription is very human,” said Prof Yosef Garfinkel, an archaeologist at the Hebrew University of Jerusalem, who helped direct the Lachish excavations. “You have a comb and on the comb you have a wish to destroy lice on the hair and beard. Nowadays we have all these sprays and modern medicines and poisons. In the past they didn’t have those.

Wow, they didn't have modern medicines in bronze age Canaan. Fancy that!
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a survival. I see things that speak across the ages as different from mere artifacts.
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ed wrote: Wed Nov 09, 2022 11:36 am a survival. I see things that speak across the ages as different from mere artifacts.
Really. I see a lice comb.
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And that epitomizes the difference between you and moi.
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Yes, I'm not pretentious. Comprenez-vous?
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:)

I am also supremely self aware.