Detail, Gopala Jewish Tombstone

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Osama Shukir Muhammed Amin
published on 25 August 2017

This rock is an inscribed tombstone of a deceased Jewish woman. The inscriptions are in Hebrew. Her name was "Siporah daughter of Dan".

This is a close-up view. The surface of the rock has not undergone any conservation work. There is two modern paints, bluish-green and silver. This suggests that the rock was used for a certain purpose during the decades before its delivery to the Museum.

The date on the tombstone is 1356/1357 CE. From Gopala village, Bazian (Baziyan), Sulaymaniyah Governorate, Iraq. It is currently housed in the Sulaymaniyah Museum, Iraqi Kurdistan.

About the Author

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. (2017, August 25). Detail, Gopala Jewish Tombstone. Ancient History Encyclopedia. Retrieved from

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Amin, Osama S. M. "Detail, Gopala Jewish Tombstone." Ancient History Encyclopedia. Last modified August 25, 2017.

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Amin, Osama S. M. "Detail, Gopala Jewish Tombstone." Ancient History Encyclopedia. Ancient History Encyclopedia, 25 Aug 2017. Web. 18 Apr 2019.

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