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