UNITED NEWS INTERNATIONAL (UNI) — Do you remember The Odyssey?
It’s an ancient Greek poem about the adventures of Odysseus, King of Ithaca, that you may-or-may-not have been forced to read in grade school.
Well scientists think they’ve found the oldest written record of the tale.
Any guesses as to where it was found?
Greece! -Near the ruins of the Temple of Zeus in the ancient city of Olympia, to be exact.
A team of researchers from the Greek Archaeological Services and the German Institute of Archaeology made the discovery.
The part of The Odyssey written on the slab includes a conversation between Odysseus and his friend, Eumaeus.
The Greek Culture Ministry said the clay slab appears to date to the 3rd century AD.
The Odyssey is thought to have been composed by Homer as an oral story in the 8th century BC.
It wasn’t written down until hundreds of years later.