November 29, 2011

Crusader inscription in Arabic found

Israeli archaeologists have discovered the first ever Arabic Crusader inscription, they announced on Monday.

The epigraphic evidence emerged from a 800-year-old inscribed marble slab which originally sat in Jaffa's city wall.

Bearing the name of the "Holy Roman Emperor" Frederick II, and the date "1229 of the Incarnation of our Lord Jesus the Messiah," the inscription was found broken on the top, right, left and bottom.

From Discovery News. Frederick II Hohenstaufen was a fascinating figure -- his Wikipedia entry is here.

Posted by David on November 29, 2011 11:22 AM

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