Monday, July 08, 2024

13th-century (CE) Hebrew tombstone found in India

HEBREW EPIGRAPHY: Hebrew inscriptions found on 13th-century headstone in India. Ramanathapuram tombstone dates to 1224 or 1225; due to extensive damage, exact name of deceased remains unclear, but the name Nehemiah appears on the tombstone (Itamar Eichner, Ynet News).

This story is a bit late for PaleoJudaica, but it's getting a lot of attention and is worth noting. The Ramanathapuram tombstone is dated according to the Seleucid era, which is kind of cool.

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