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Oldest written record of Homer's 'Odyssey' may have been found on this clay tablet

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The oldest known written record of Homer’s epic poem “The Odyssey” may have been found at the ancient site of Olympia in Greece.

Archaeologists found the clay tablet near the remains of Temple of Zeus in Olympia, the BBC reports.

Olympia is famous as the site the ancient Olympic Games.

In a statement, the Greek Ministry of Culture said that the engraved slab likely dates to the Roman era, possibly to before the 3rd century A.D.

“The Odyssey,” is thought to have been written by Homer in the late 8th century B.C.

With “The Iliad,” it is one of two epic poems attributed to the ancient Greek poet, and is widely regarded as one of the most important works in western literature.

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