WP 0005

Inscriptions of Roman Tripolitania 2021

1196. Christian funerary text (Ain Zara cemetery)

Description: Tomb of rubble, with a plaster surface; recorded at speed, with no measurements.
Text: Incised on the south face. There are traces of a cross on the east face.
Letters: No measurements.

Date: Fifth-sixth century CE (context, lettering)

Findspot: Tripoli: Ain Zara, cemetery, Tomb 56.
Original location: Findspot
Last recorded location: Findspot (1911-1914); the tomb, visible on a first visit, was covered with sand by the time of the next visit.


indikṭịọ . Ṛẹquiẹm ẹṭ[erna]ṃ ḍẹṭ ịlli D(omi)n(u)s



English translation

Translation by: Charlotte Roueché

. . . ] indiction 5. May the Lord grant him rest eternal.

Bibliography: Aurigemma, 1932, 56 and fig.127; mentioned and indexed IRT, 1952, 261, whence mentioned IRT, 2009, 261


   Fig. 1. Drawing (Luigi Turba)