Arad Ostracon 16 is part of the Elyashiv Archive, dated to ca. 600 b.c. It was published as bearing an inscription on the recto only. New multispectral images of the ostracon have enabled us to reveal a hitherto invisible inscription on the verso, as well as additional letters, words, and complete lines on the recto. We present here the new images and offer our new reading and reinterpretation of the ostracon.
|Pages (from-to)||113 - 125|
|Number of pages||13|
|State||Published - 2017|
Bibliographical noteFunding Information:
This study was supported by a generous donation from Mr. Jacques Chahine, made through the French Friends of Tel Aviv University. The research received initial funding from the European Research Council under the European Commu- nity’s Seventh Framework Programme (FP7/2007-2013/ERC grant agreement no. 229418), and by an Early Israel grant (New Horizons Project), Tel Aviv University. Arie Shaus is grateful to the Azrieli Foundation for the award of an Azri- eli Fellowship. The writing of this article was made possible by the warm cooperation of Dr. Eran Arie, curator of Iron Age and Persian-period archaeology, the Israel Museum, Jerusalem. The kind assistance of Myrna Pollak and Noa Evron is greatly appreciated. Professors Stefan Wimmer, André Le- maire, Nadav Naʾaman, and Benjamin Sass very kindly read drafts of this article and offered valuable advice. Any mistakes are solely our own. Ostracon images are courtesy of the Institute of Archaeology, Tel Aviv University and of the Israel Antiquities Authority.
© 2017 American Schools of Oriental Research.
- Letter writing
- Remote-sensing images