An Inscription From Cnide Asking For Forgiveness, 98 AH / 716-717 CE
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Last Modified: 18th April 2014
Assalamu ʿalaykum wa rahamatullahi wa barakatuhu:
Figure (a) original inscription, (b) its transcription and (c) its contents.
98 AH / 716-717 CE.
194 cm x 88 cm.
The translation of the inscription is:
- O God! Forgive ʿAbd al-
- That God accepts your action, Khaṭṭāb
- b. Ḥagar. Also al-ʿAmmī
- then al-Ṣakhrī! I wrote
- that text. The expedition...
- in the year eight and
This marble plaque has two graffiti. Graffito 1 consists only of one line and has an incomplete invocation. The most interesting element is the mention of the word gazwa (expedition, raid) found in a very similar context in a graffito in Kos (Greece).
Cnide or Knidos (Turkey).
 F. Imbert, "Graffiti Arabes De Cnide Et De Kos: Premières Traces Épigraphiques De La Conquête Musulmane En Mer Égée", Travaux Et Mémoires, 2013, Volume 17, pp. 734-736.
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