Rare Crusader Arabic Inscription Discovered

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According to Israeli antiquities officials, an 800-year-old marble slab recovered from the walls of Old Jaffa contains the only known Crusader inscription written in Arabic. The almost completely intact four-line inscription was written in the name of Holy Roman Emperor Frederick II with the date of “1229 of the Incarnation of our Lord Jesus the Messiah.” Frederick II, who led the Sixth Crusade (1228–29), fortified the citadel of the coastal city of Jaffa and also had himself crowned as “King of Jerusalem,” a title he gives in the inscription.

Rare Crusader Arabic Inscription Discovered

According to Israeli antiquities officials, an 800-year-old marble slab recovered from the walls of Old Jaffa contains the only known Crusader inscription written in Arabic.

 

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  1. Varghese says

    Crusaders where able to adapt to Muslim culture… They also did not destroy the dome of the rock mosque like the Muslims who destroyed the byzantine church and built a mosque only said to have placed a cross on top of the structure which even Israelis have done by hoisting a star of David flag when the retook that area from Muslims.

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