Gopala Jewish Tombstone

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Osama Shukir Muhammed Amin
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published on 25 August 2017
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From left to right: my friend Siamand, me (Osama), Khamis (an engineer working at the Museum), and Hashim (director of the Museum). Behind the scene photo, shooting the rock.

This rock is an inscribed tombstone of a deceased Jewish woman. The inscriptions are in Hebrew. Her name was "Siporah daughter of Dan". The date on the tombstone is 1356/1357 CE. From Gopala village, Bazian (Baziyan), Sulaymaniyah Governorate, Iraq. It is currently housed in the Sulaymaniyah Museum, Iraqi Kurdistan.

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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. (2017, August 25). Gopala Jewish Tombstone. World History Encyclopedia. Retrieved from https://www.worldhistory.org/image/7080/gopala-jewish-tombstone/

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Amin, Osama Shukir Muhammed. "Gopala Jewish Tombstone." World History Encyclopedia. Last modified August 25, 2017. https://www.worldhistory.org/image/7080/gopala-jewish-tombstone/.

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Amin, Osama Shukir Muhammed. "Gopala Jewish Tombstone." World History Encyclopedia. World History Encyclopedia, 25 Aug 2017. Web. 19 Jul 2024.

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