A six-year-old boy discovered a 3,500-year-old clay tablet described as unique by archaeologists during a tour with his parents in southern Israel.
The family was walking near the village of Re & # 39; im in southern Israel in March when the boy noticed a small square clay plate with sculptures of two people, the Israel Antiquities Authority said on Monday.
The family later handed the artifact over to the authorities.
The sign shows a soldier wearing a belted skirt pushing a naked prisoner whose arms are tied behind his back, he added, adding that the artist wanted to show the prisoner's humiliation.
Israeli officials said the discovery would aid their investigations in the city of Yerza, with millennia of Canaanite mud.
Canaanites were people who lived in an area that, according to ancient texts, may have included parts of modern Israel, Palestinian territories, Lebanon, Syria and Jordan.
(dpa / NAN)