The Tombstone Of Yaḥya Bin Al-Ḥakam, c. 80 AH / 699-700 CE
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Figure (a) original inscription, and (b) its contents.
c. 80 AH / 699-700 CE.
The date is deduced from the fact that Yaḥya b. al-Ḥakam died c. 80 AH / 699-700 CE.
64 cm x 35 cm.
The translation of the inscription is:
- May my Lord have mercy on
- Yaḥya b. al-Ḥakam
- and forgive him.
Moshe Sharon, who published this inscription, inclines to the view that the person mentioned in this inscription is Yaḥya b. al-Ḥakam, uncle of the Umayyad caliph ʿAbd al-Malik, who was involved in the project of levelling ʿAqabah.
 M. Sharon, Corpus Inscriptionum Arabicarium Palaestinae, 2004, Volume III, Brill: Leiden, pp. 230-232.
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