Phoenician Foundation Inscription from Sidon

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Osama Shukir Muhammed Amin
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Phoenician Foundation Inscription from Sidon

The inscription reads (in Phoenician) "Bodastarte, the son of Eshmunazar, the king of Sidon, has ordered this temple to be built for the god Eshmun". Second half of the sixth century BCE. From the foundation wall of the Eshmun Temple at Sidon, in modern-day Lebanon. (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 02). Phoenician Foundation Inscription from Sidon. Ancient History Encyclopedia. Retrieved from https://www.ancient.eu/image/8770/

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Amin, Osama S. M. "Phoenician Foundation Inscription from Sidon." Ancient History Encyclopedia. Ancient History Encyclopedia, 02 Jun 2018. Web. 09 Jul 2020.

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