Aramaic Adoption Contract, dates to October 22, 416 B.C.E., found at Elephantine Island, Egypt, Papyrus/ ink.
This document originates in the archive of Ananiah and Tamut, members of a Jewish family living on Elephantine Island in the fifth century B.C. This contract allows a man named Uriah to adopt a boy named Jedaniah and thus free him from slavery. Adoption was one legal method used to free slaves in ancient Egypt. (x)