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Inscriptions of Roman Tripolitania 2021

1209. Christian funerary text (En-Ngila cemetery)

Description: Tomb of rubble, with a plaster surface, w: 2.07 x h: 0.56 x d: 0.82.
Text: Inscribed on the south face; there are traces of letters on the north face.
Letters: Large clear uncial letters

Date: 969 CE: 6477 a.m. (internal date)

Findspot: Tripoli: Christian cemetery among the sand-dunes at en-Ngila.
Original location: Findspot
Last recorded location: Findspot


[In hoc t]umulo iacet corpus bone memo-
rie Cora- [...]G[... Bix]it in oc seculo <annos> XXVII. Exit de oc seculo in anno
VI m(i)ll(esim)o CCCCLXXVII indictio II in mense Feurarius. Requiem eterna<m> luc<e>at [tibi?]



2: an(nos) LII Paribeni, 1927
3: UI[...]CCCC [...] Paribeni, 1927

English translation

Translation by: Charlotte Roueché

In this tomb lies the body of Cora[- . . .] of good memory [ . . . ] He lived in this world 27 years. He went out of this world in the year 6 thousand 477, indiction 2, in the month February. Rest eternal. ?shine upon you.

Bibliography: Paribeni, 1927, IX; mentioned and indexed IRT, 1952, 262, whence mentioned IRT, 2009, 262; Bartoccini, 1977 II