Memorial & Tomb of Amud

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Geoffrey Marchal
published on 19 October 2020

This lime plaster block with a bilingual funerary inscription was discovered in 2015 CE, reused inside an underground tomb chamber. The monument reads:

"Memorial and tomb of Amud, son of Gurr, son of Ali, inspector of the King of Oman, which built over him his son Amud, son of Amud, son of Gurr, inspector of the [King of Oman]."

It was probably part of the facade of the funerary monument on top of the tomb. The 5 lines of the central panel are written in monumental South Arabian script. The text along the rim repeats most of it in Aramaic and adds a date, 90 or possibly 97th year of the Seleucid Era, which places the construction of the tomb in either 222/221 or 215/214 BCE.

Museum of Art History (Musée du Cinquantenaire), Brussels, Belgium. Made of 140 pictures with ReCap pro from AutoDesk.

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  • KMKG, accessed 19 Oct 2020.

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