Medieval Jewish Tombstones in Yeghegis, Armenia

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James Blake Wiener
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published on 06 April 2018

No historical evidence exists of a Jewish community in Yeghegis, Armenia during medieval times. Indeed, there is also no written record of contemporaneous Jewish communities in medieval Armenia. Nearly 40 tombstones from the 13th and 14th century CE survive in the Jewish cemetery, and another 30 are located nearby. Some tombs have inscriptions in Hebrew or Aramaic. This cemetery was first excavated between 2000-2003 by an Armenian-Israeli team led by Professors Michael E. Stone and David Amif.

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James Blake Wiener
James is a writer and former Professor of History. He holds an MA in World History with a particular interest in cross-cultural exchange and world history. He is a co-founder of World History Encyclopedia and formerly was its Communications Director.

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Wiener, J. B. (2018, April 06). Medieval Jewish Tombstones in Yeghegis, Armenia. World History Encyclopedia. Retrieved from https://www.worldhistory.org/image/8543/medieval-jewish-tombstones-in-yeghegis-armenia/

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Wiener, James Blake. "Medieval Jewish Tombstones in Yeghegis, Armenia." World History Encyclopedia. Last modified April 06, 2018. https://www.worldhistory.org/image/8543/medieval-jewish-tombstones-in-yeghegis-armenia/.

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Wiener, James Blake. "Medieval Jewish Tombstones in Yeghegis, Armenia." World History Encyclopedia. World History Encyclopedia, 06 Apr 2018. Web. 04 Feb 2023.

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