11.15.2011

The only Arabic Crusader inscription ever found


It dates from 1229, and mentions Frederick II - the Holy Roman Emperor who crowned himself King of Jerusalem. The inscription was found in 2008 at Jaffa, but thought to be Ottoman because it is written in Arabic, so was deemed a low priority - now that someone has read it, they realised that it was the only know Crusader inscription written in Arabic.

http://www.mfa.gov.il/MFA/History/Early+History+-+Archaeology/Crusader_inscription_Arabic_14-Nov-2011.htm

1 comment:

  1. « The Arabic inscription was drafted by Frederick's officials, or possibly even the emperor himself » : Frederick himself, surely… who crowned himself “Dorothy King of Jerusalem”…

    Is « know », Dr Diva, the new past participle of « to know, know, know », formerly « to know, knew, known » ?…

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