Pointing to the first drawing, the head of the team declared: ‘This indicates that these people were family oriented and held women in high position. The donkey shows that they were intelligent enough to use animals to till the soil. The shovel means that they were able to forge tools. Even further proof of high intelligence is the fish: if famine hit the land, they would take to the sea for food. The last symbol is the Star of David, telling us they were Hebrews.
However one of his fellow archaeologists begged to disagree. ‘Hebrew is read from left to right,’ he explained. ‘The symbols say: “Holy Mackerel, Dig the Ass on that Chick!”‘