Posted on Friday, 30 December, 2011 | 17 comments| News tip by: Karlis
Image credit: Pieter Brueghel, 1563
The 'Tower of Babel stele' is carved in black stone and is believed to date back as far as 604 BC.
The tablet was found in the collection of Martin Schøyen which consists of over 13,000 items including part of the Dead Sea Scrolls and the ancient writings of Australia's Aborigines thought to be over 20,000 years old. Full details of the discoveries will be published by a team of scholars in a new book.
"Carved on a black stone, which has already been dubbed the Tower of Babel stele, the inscription dates to 604-562 BCE."