The Capture of Jerusalem Panel of the Franks Casket

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Osama Shukir Muhammed Amin
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published on 11 October 2016
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The Capture of Jerusalem Panel of the Franks Casket

This is the back panel of the Franks/Auzon Casket. This panel depicts the capture of the city of Jerusalem in 70 CE by the Roman general (later Emperor) Titus. The inscription on this panel appears as a mixture of Old English, Latin, runes, and insular scripts. The labels on the two lower corners read "dom" (which means judgment) and "gisl" (meaning hostage). The Casket was donated by Sir Augustus Wollaston Franks. Early 700s. From Auzon, Haute-Loire, Auvergne, modern-day France. (The British Museum, London).

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Osama Shukir Muhammed Amin
Associate Professor of Neurology and lover of the Cradle of Civilization, Mesopotamia. I'm very interested in Mesopotamian history and always try to take photos of archaeological sites and artifacts in museums, both in Iraq and around the world.

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Amin, O. S. M. (2016, October 11). The Capture of Jerusalem Panel of the Franks Casket. Ancient History Encyclopedia. Retrieved from https://www.ancient.eu/image/5797/

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Amin, Osama S. M. "The Capture of Jerusalem Panel of the Franks Casket." Ancient History Encyclopedia. Last modified October 11, 2016. https://www.ancient.eu/image/5797/.

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Amin, Osama S. M. "The Capture of Jerusalem Panel of the Franks Casket." Ancient History Encyclopedia. Ancient History Encyclopedia, 11 Oct 2016. Web. 27 May 2020.

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