This undated handout photo provided by the Greek Culture Ministry on Tuesday, July 10, 2018 shows a slab inscribed with 13 verses from the Odyssey’s Book 14 that was found near the Olympia sanctuary, dating to the Roman period, possibly before the 3rd century. Greece’s Culture Ministry says the inscription unearthed at the birthplace of the ancient Olympic Games could be the oldest written excerpt ever discovered of Homer’s epic poem, the Odyssey. (Greek Culture Ministry via AP)
This undated handout photo provided by the Greek Culture Ministry on Tuesday, July 10, 2018 shows a slab inscribed with 13 verses from the Odyssey’s Book 14 that was found near the Olympia sanctuary, dating to the Roman period, possibly before the 3rd century. Greece’s Culture Ministry says the inscription unearthed at the birthplace of the ancient Olympic Games could be the oldest written excerpt ever discovered of Homer’s epic poem, the Odyssey. (Greek Culture Ministry via AP) AP
This undated handout photo provided by the Greek Culture Ministry on Tuesday, July 10, 2018 shows a slab inscribed with 13 verses from the Odyssey’s Book 14 that was found near the Olympia sanctuary, dating to the Roman period, possibly before the 3rd century. Greece’s Culture Ministry says the inscription unearthed at the birthplace of the ancient Olympic Games could be the oldest written excerpt ever discovered of Homer’s epic poem, the Odyssey. (Greek Culture Ministry via AP) AP

Greece: clay slab writing could be oldest Odyssey excerpt

July 11, 2018 10:29 AM