Collection of the Israel Antiquities Authority/Courtesy the Zeitah Excavations, R.E. Tappy, director/photo by West Semitic Research

CARVED IN STONE. The alphabet inscribed on the Tel Zayit Abecedary, discovered in 2005, is thought to be a practice exercise of a young scribe. The letter signs in the last part of the abecedary are dificult to see.