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A rare inscription dated to the 10th century BCE, to the time of King David, was discovered a few years ago in an excavation carried out at Khirbet Qeiyafa in the Elah Valley, southwest of Jerusalem. “An approximately 3,000-year-old pottery jar, broken into many sherds, was discovered in 2013,” says Saar Ganor of the Israel Antiquities Authority. “Letters written in ancient Canaanite script discerned on several sherds sparked the curiosity of researchers.”