Samaria Ostraca: Definition & History


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What is an ostracon?

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1. Samaria was the capital of what kingdom?

2. What makes the Samaria Ostraca so significant?

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About This Quiz & Worksheet

The questions test knowledge of the langauge used on the Samaria Ostraca, their origin and their intended use.

Quiz & Worksheet Goals

Questions focus on:

  • When the Samaria Ostraca was inscribed
  • Written language found on the Samaria Ostraca
  • Which kingdom Samaria was capital of
  • The importance of the Samaria Ostraca

Skills Practiced

  • Knowledge application - use your knowledge to identify what the amphorae were originally used for per the Samaria Ostraca
  • Reading comprehension - ensure that you draw the most important information from the lesson on the Samaria Ostraca
  • Defining key concepts - ensure that you can accurately define the term ostracon

Additional Learning

Learn more about history by completing the lesson titled Samaria Ostraca: Definition & History. Some topics you can expect to see in the lesson include:

  • The language found on the Samaria Ostraca
  • Related dates
  • Who destroyed Samaria