Archaeological discovery of inscription referencing King Darius of the Bible is ‘not authentic’

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(Worthy News) – The Israel Antiquities Authority has clarified that what its archaeologists announced last week as a historic discovery — an inscription bearing the name of Persian King Darius the Great found at the Tel Lachish National Park in Israel — is “not authentic.”

Eylon Levy, the international media adviser to Israeli President Isaac Herzog, stumbled upon what appeared to be a 2,500-year-old potsherd with the inscribed letters of the ancient king, and he reported it to the IAA, The Jerusalem Post reported last week.

The inscription reportedly read, “Year 24 of Darius,” which dates back to 498 BCE, the newspaper said.

However, Prof. Gideon Avni, the IAA’s chief scientist, said in a statement that the organization takes full responsibility for the mistake. [ Source: Christian Post (Read More…) ]

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