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World’s oldest lice comb dug up in Israel

The ivory comb from 1700 BCE is inscribed with the first complete sentence ever found in ancient Canaanite.

An ivory comb unearthed at the Tel Lachish National Park archeological site in Israel is inscribed with the first complete sentence in Canaanite pictographic language ever discovered: “May this tusk root out the lice of the hair and the beard.”

This discovery is quite significant, considering that the alphabet was invented around 1800 BCE, and the comb dates from only 100 years later.

Image -  Dafna Gazit/Israel Antiquities Authority

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Anna Payton 14:02 14.11.2022
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