Athens, The Greek Ministry of Culture said that
archaeologists discovered an ancient tablet engraved with 13 verses of
the Odyssey in the ancient city of Olympia, in the southern of the
country, in what could be the earliest record of the epic poem.
The clay slab is believed to date back to the 3rd century AD, during
the Roman era.
The ministry of Culture added that If this date is confirmed, the tablet
could be the oldest written record of Homer’s work ever discovered in
The extract, taken from book 14, describes the return of Ulysses to
his home island of Ithaca.
Source: Oman News Agency