Arabic Inscription On The Darb Zubayda Caravan Route, 40 AH / 660-661 CE
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Assalamu ʿalaykum wa rahamatullahi wa barakatuhu:
Figure: (a) Inscription, (b) copy of the original and (c) its content.
40 AH / 660-661 CE.
The translation of the inscription is:
- Allah's mercy and
- blessing be upon ʿAbd
- al-Raḥman bin Khalid
- bin al-ʿAṣ, and written
- in the year 40.
This inscription was found on the Darb Zubayda caravan route at Wādī 'l-Shamiya during an archaeological survey in 1970s.
Wādī 'l-Shamiya, Darb Zubayda, Saudi Arabia.
 A. H. Sharafaddin, "Some Islamic Inscriptions Discovered On The Darb Zubayda", Atlal (The Journal Of Saudi Arabian Archaeology), 1977, Volume 1, pp. 69-70, Plate 49.
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