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Israeli boy finds ancient tablet


Imri Elya here with the ancient tablet and certificate from the Israel Antiquities Authority.

(ISRAEL21c) - The story probably didn't end happily for the bound and naked captive depicted on a 3,500-year-old clay tablet recently found in Israel.

Things have turned out much better for the six-year-old boy who stumbled across this rare find a couple of months ago.

Imri Elya from Kibbutz Nirim near the Gaza Strip spotted the 2.8-square-centimeter (1.1-square-inch) tablet while walking with his parents at the Tel Jemmeh archaeological site near Kibbutz Re'im.

The curious boy picked up the object and saw two figures engraved on it. His parents contacted the Israel Antiquities Authority ...

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