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Gezer calendar

    The Gezer calendar is a tablet of soft limestone inscribed in a paleo-Hebrew script It's one of the oldest known examples of Hebrew writing and dates to the 10th century BC It was discovered in excavations of the Biblical city of [1]Gezer] by RAS Macalister in his excavations between 1902 and 1907
    The calendar describes monthly or bi-monthly periods and attributes to each a duty such as harvest planting or tending specific crops
    Scholars have speculated that the calendar is either a schoolboy's memory exercise or perhaps the text of a popular folk song or child's song Another possibility is something designed for the collection of taxes from farmers
    The Gezer Calendar is in the Museum of the Ancient Orient in Istanbul along with the[2] Siloam inscription] and other pre-World War I holyland archaeological discoveries