November 29, 2011
Crusader inscription in Arabic found
Israeli archaeologists have discovered the first ever Arabic Crusader inscription, they announced on Monday.From Discovery News. Frederick II Hohenstaufen was a fascinating figure -- his Wikipedia entry is here.
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.
Posted by David on November 29, 2011 11:22 AM