Arabic Graffito By A Descendent Of ʿUmar B. Al-Khaṭṭāb, 100 AH / 718-719 CE
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Figure (a) photograph of original inscription, and (b) its transcription.
100 AH / 718-719 CE.
The translation of the inscription is given below:
- ʿĀṣim bin ʿUmar
- bin Ḥafṣ trusts in the Ever Living, the Ever Watchful.
- And he wrote in the year hundred.
ʿĀṣim b. ʿUmar b. Ḥafṣ (b. ʿĀṣim b. ʿUmar b. al-Khaṭṭāb) is related to Rabāḥ b. Ḥafṣ b. ʿĀṣim b. ʿUmar b. al-Khaṭṭāb. The latter is the uncle of former and both are descendants of ʿUmar b. al-Khaṭṭāb, the second caliph. ʿĀṣim's uncle Rabāḥ left two inscriptions dated 96 AH and 100 AH.
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