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Library treasures

Intern unearths rare items while organizing storage room

April 8, 2013
By Kelly Cernetich ( , The Altoona Mirror

Altoona Area Public Library intern Joshua McConnell held up a 4,000-year-old cuneiform tablet during a March 27 board of trustees meeting, describing how the wedge-shaped pictographs represent one of the earliest known writing systems that even predates hieroglyphs.

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