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A dedicatory inscription of Palmyra (1)

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01 Religious and ideological doctrines and imagery

12 Assyrian Identity

2nd century CE
Roman Empire
Aramaic culture

This is the relief that Shewira son of Taima and Male son of [ … ]malki have made for Bel and Baalshamin and for Aglibol and for Malakbel and for Astarte and for Nemesis and for Arsu and for Abgal, the good and rewarding gods for the life of themselves and the life of their sons. In the month Kanun of the year 464 (= November 152 CE). Peace!


Dijkstra 1995, 131-132Dijkstra, Klaas. Life and Loyalty. A Study in the Socio-Religious Culture of Syria and Mesopotamia in the Graeco-Roman Period Based on Epigraphical Evidence. Religions in the Graeco-Roman World 128. Leiden, New York, Cologne: E. J. Brill 1995.
Milik 1972, 38Milik, J.T. Dédicaces faites par des dieux (Palmyre, Hatra, Tyr) et des thiases sémitiques à l'époque romaine. Recherches d'épigraphie Proche-Orient 1. Bibliothèque archéologique et historique de l'Institut français d'archéologie de Beyrouth 92. Paris: Geuthner 1972.

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