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Barry Powell should have listened to his grammar school teacher. It was the Phoenicians who invented the alphabet. The Phoenician script was strictly consonantal. Vowels were not represented, and the reader was required to supply them from...
Archaeology Odyssey, Winter 1998
A fleeing Egyptian bureaucrat reveals what life was like in ancient Canaan
Can a folktale from the Middle Bronze Age provide us with information about the remote past that has eluded even extensive archaeological expeditions? The answer is yes. The Tale of Sinuhe,1 composed during Egypt’s Middle Kingdom, may help...
Archaeology Odyssey, Fall 1998