Canaanite fine toothed ivory comb discovered in 2017 and now revealed to have the oldest known inscription in the Phoenician writing system that eventually evolved into the alphabet we and so many other cultures use today. CREDIT: DAFNA GAZIT, ISRAEL ANTIQUITIES AUTHORITY

The Oldest Sentence in the World’s First Alphabet

Researchers have discovered an inscription on an ancient ivory comb that they claim to be the oldest sentence in the world's first alphabet - one that would subsequently become the letters of the alph...