Nabataean Inscription from Petra

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Osama Shukir Muhammed Amin
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published on 15 February 2019
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This sandstone block was a tombstone and was inscribed with Nabataean text, which records the death of a man "Sullay"who lived in Petra. It is not obvious when Sullay died, but the inscription says that he had an interesting occupation. The text reads "Funerary stele of Sullay, son of Zarilahi, servant of Saydu, son of Nasha, the marriage clerk". 50-100 CE. Frpm Petra, Jordan. (The Jordan Museum, Amman, Jordan).

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Osama Shukir Muhammed Amin
Associate Professor of Neurology and lover of the Cradle of Civilization, Mesopotamia. I'm very interested in Mesopotamian history and always try to take photos of archaeological sites and artifacts in museums, both in Iraq and around the world.

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Amin, O. S. M. (2019, February 15). Nabataean Inscription from Petra. World History Encyclopedia. Retrieved from https://www.worldhistory.org/image/10113/nabataean-inscription-from-petra/

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Amin, Osama Shukir Muhammed. "Nabataean Inscription from Petra." World History Encyclopedia. World History Encyclopedia, 15 Feb 2019. Web. 21 Jun 2021.