Berlin (Jan. 31)
Urges German Expedition to Join American in 1929 (Jewish Telegraphic Agency)
The sending of a German expedition to the Sinai Peninsula to cooperate with the expedition of Boston University to further inquire into the meaning of the tablets found by Sir Flinders Petrie is being urged by Professor Hugo Grimme, who claims to have deciphered the inscriptions on the tablets. The expedition would join the Boston expedition in 1929.
The opinion expressed by Professor Grimme, with the support of new evidence found in Asia Minor that the Sinai tablets are probably the oldest form of writing, thus showing that the ancient Hebrews were the originators of the art of writing has aroused wide attention here. Professor Grimme announced that he will soon publish a book on the subject.
Professor Grimme repeated his belief in his interpretation of the Sinai tablets at a lecture which was attended by the Prussian Minister of Education. Becker, representatives of the foreign office, noted Egyptologists and Orientalists and several rabbis. Professor Mittwosh and Mr. Brodnitz, president of the Central Union of German Citizens of the Jewish Faith, were also present.