10 of the Oldest Known Surviving Books in the World

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From commons.wikimedia.org/wiki/File:EtruscanLanguage2.JPG: Pyrgi Gold Tablets-- Estimated age: 2,513 years old. Found in 1964 in the excavation of a sanctuary in ancient Pyrgi, Italy, the three gold plates date back to 500 BC. Two are written in Etruscan text, with one written in Phoenician – comprising of a dedication from King Thefarie Velianas to the Phoenician goddess Astarte. The plates are now displayed at the National Etruscan Museum in Rome, Italy.
Pyrgi Gold Tablets-- Estimated age: 2,513 years old. Found in 1964 in the excavation of a sanctuary in ancient Pyrgi, Italy, the three gold plates date back to 500 BC. Two are written in Etruscan text, with one written in Phoenician -- comprising of a ded
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A list of 10 of the oldest known surviving books in the world today.

Writing and literature are thought to have been first developed between the 7th and 4th millenium BC. Since the dawn of writing an incredible array of different materials have been used for recording text, including clay, silk, pottery, papyrus, even coffins – so the question of the oldest surviving book depends very much on how you classify one.

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