Eblaite was an ancient language spoken in Syria, and although it's now extinct, the way it was discovered is interesting. It's also interesting how many languages were spoken in BCE.
Anyway, the Ebla tablets 'are a collection of as many as 1800 complete clay tablets, 4700 fragments and many thousand minor chips found in the palace archives of the ancient city of Ebla, Syria', according to the Biblical Archaeologist. An Italian Archaeologist discovered them in Tell Mardikh.
The tablets were discovered in a burned palace, and also contained the Sumerian language as well. They helped us discover a load of information about the Bronze Age.
It turns out that Ebla was a major trade center and had many imports and exports, including beer. In fact, it even had its own beer called Ebla.