Inscribed Block from the Temple of Jerusalem

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Osama Shukir Muhammed Amin
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published on 04 June 2018
Inscribed Block from the Temple of Jerusalem

This is one of two pieces of identical stones, which survived from the destruction of the Jerusalem Temple by the Roman Emperor Titus in 70 CE. It was set at the gate leading to the inner court, and the inscription reads (in Greek) "No alien may enter within the barrier and wall around the Temple. Whoever is caught [violating this] is alone responsible for the death [-penalty] which follows." Herodian Period, 37-34 BCE. From Jerusalem, in modern-day State of Israel. (Museum of Archaeology, Istanbul, Turkey).


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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. (2018, June 04). Inscribed Block from the Temple of Jerusalem. Ancient History Encyclopedia. Retrieved from https://www.ancient.eu/image/8767/

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