Altar With Dedication Text From Ogeilu Son Of Taimarṣu

Description

This votive altar was found buried in the wall Bel temple (*); it was obviously re-employed as a stone during the original renovation work that took place on the temple.  Its original location, before being reused, remains unknown. What distinguishes this altar, however, is the semi-perfect condition of the stone as well as the inscribed Aramaic text.

The Inscription on this altar translates as follow (*)

“ʿOgeilu son of Taimarṣu, son of
Ḥama, dedicated this altar. He
offered to the Merciful and to The
Good and Rewarding God. In
fulfillment of a vow to him, whom
he had called and who saw and
listened him. In the month of
Ṭebet, year AD 221

  • Material: Limestone

  • Date: 221 CE

  • Item Dimensions:

  • Excavated from: Palmyra – The Altar has been reimposed in the wall of Bel Temple (*)

  • Archaeological Mission:

  • Archaeological Museum Of Palmyra – 2011

Excavation Site Location

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  • Plm 0211 / Alx

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