According to informed sources, a seal impression of Egyptian king Pepi I (c 2280 B.C.) was recently found at Ebla. This seal impression tends to support Matthiae’s dating of the archive to the period between 2400–2250 B.C. However, if this is true, scholars have been dating Sargon and the so-called pre-Sargonic script too early.

An additional one thousand tablets were uncovered at Ebla in the 1977 season. It is believed that ultimately between 30,000 and 40,000 tablets will be recovered from the site.