Ancient records

When I read this morning about about an interesting archeological find, my imagination and curiosity got going. It is about an “ancient collection of 70 tiny books, their lead pages bound with wire, could unlock some of the secrets of the earliest days of Christianity.” Fascinating artifacts positing fascinating possibilities. You may want to read more in the Daily Mail, where I read about it (thanks to the Library Link of the Day), or at the BBC, or Yahoo, that has the most pictures, including the two I copied below.

Then I realized why I was so unusually hyped up. Earlier this week I’ve seen the latest episode of the TV series “The Event.” Here is a segment from the episode’s recap from the official site: “In the Jura Mountains, Dempsey arms the heavily guarded site. Dr. Ellis tells Dempsey they’ve unearthed nearly a dozen limestone Amphoras dating back to 2000 B.C. One Amphora has been inscribed in an unknown language.” So my excitement about the real artifacts found in Jordan was premeditated by the fictional ones from a TV show. I wonder whether the creators of the show were influenced by this discovery or not. I hope to follow the story of both in the future. Meanwhile here are two captures from the show.

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