Archaeological evidence just keeps coming for Jerusalem, while there is still not a shred of evidence that suggests that Mecca ever existed prior to the 4th century AD.
Hebrew University: this is the earliest alphabetical written text ever uncovered in the city.
By Gil Ronen
First Publish: 7/10/2013, 12:30 PM
Working near the Temple Mount in Jerusalem, Hebrew University of Jerusalem archaeologist Dr. Eilat Mazar has unearthed the earliest alphabetical written text ever uncovered in the city.
The inscription is engraved on a large pithos, a neckless ceramic jar found with six others at the Ophel excavation site. According to Dr. Mazar, the inscription, in the Canaanite language, is the only one of its kind discovered in Jerusalem and an important addition to the city’s history.
Dated to the tenth century BCE, the artifact predates by two hundred and fifty years the earliest known Hebrew inscription from Jerusalem, which is from the period of King Hezekiah at the end of the eighth century BCE.http://www.israelnationalnews.com/News/News.aspx/169787