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The Nash Papyrus from Egypt, containing a copy of the Ten Commandments, is the only other Hebrew document of comparable antiquity.
Hundreds of years later, scientists measure how much carbon 14 is left.
When a plant or animal is alive, the percentage of carbon 14 in its system is the same as in the surrounding environment.
But once an organism dies, the carbon 14 decays, slowly but steadily, over time.
The rest (about 15%) of the fragments are yet unidentified.
Most of them are written in Hebrew, but also some written in Aramaic, and a few in Greek.