A cuneiform tablet has been deciphered giving an account of the flyover of a huge meteor that impacted on a specific (Julian) date: June 29th, 3123 B.C.
It's becoming clearer every day that the Earth has been battered by objects from space in recent history. There's even an international interdisciplinary working group looking at evidence from around the world.
This particular fireball went low over the Middle East, and grazed one mountain in Austria before making a direct hit on a second one. It created a landslide whose size has puzzled geologists for over a century.
The find is startling because it is a transcription of a first hand account. The tablet shows the positions of planets and stars on a night 2,400 years before the clay was fired. This suggests that the event was recorded contemporaneously, and important enough to be handed down and periodically revisited and transcribed.
For perspective, this wouldn't be much different than us transcribing an account from something as ancient as Plato. Of course, we do precisely that, so we shouldn't be surprised that the Assyrians of the first millennium before the modern era were doing the same thing.