Institute for Near Eastern Studies, University of Rome

Tablets from the Ebla Archive: This display on the floor of a museum in Aleppo shows the variety in shape and size of some of the almost 20,000 inscribed tablets from the archive of the royal palace of Ebla (the largest tablet is about 12 x 14 inches). None of the tablets which bear inscriptions with possible Biblical implications have been published, and statements in the Syrian press suggest that Syria may delay and suppress publication of these tablets.