Arabic Graffito From Wādī Sabil, 46 AH / 666 CE
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Last Modified: 17th March 2005
Assalamu ʿalaykum wa rahamatullahi wa barakatuhu:
46 AH / 666 CE.
Kufic. The inscription shows a dot below ب in the last line.
The translation of the inscription is:
- O Allah
- grant pardon to ʿAbda[l]lah bin Dayram
- written when four nights had passed of [the month of]
- Muharram of the year forty-
This graffito was found in Wādī Sabil during the Philby-Ryckmans-Lippens expedition. The copy was made by Ryckmans, but no photograph was taken.
Wādī Sabil, Saudi Arabia.
 A. Grohmann, Expédition Philby-Ryckmans-Lippens En Arabie - Textes Épigraphiques: Arabic Inscriptions, 1962, Volume II, Publication from Universities of Louvain & Leuven, p. 124. Pl. XXIII.
 B. Gruendler, The Development Of The Arabic Scripts: From The Nabatean Era To The First Islamic Century According To The Dated Texts, 1993, Harvard Semitic Series No. 43, Scholars Press: Atlanta (GA), p. 15.
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