AMMAN, Transjordania (Jul. 21)
A tablet resembling in form the Sinai tablets discovered some years ago by Professor Grimme of the German Archaeological Institute have just been found at the Oriental city of Ghor, the site believed to be the Biblical city of Sodom, on the Transjordanian side of the Dead Sea, by excavators working under Father Mallon of the French Religious Archaeological Society.
The tablet that has now been uncovered is covered with an inscription that has not yet been made out. The new tablet differs from those found by Professor Grimme in that it is covered with unknown symbols and not hieroglyphics. The excavators have also found three separate layers, the oldest of which is believed to date from 2,200 B.C.