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Bilingual inscription

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Bilingual South-Arabian / Aramaic funerary inscription discovered inside the burial chamber of tomb FA-5, Mleiha, Sharjah, UAE. Central panel in south Arabian script, text along the rim in Aramaic. Text reads “Memorial and tomb of Amud son of Gurr son of Ali, inspector of the king of Oman, which built over him his son Amud son of Amud son if Gurr, inspector of the king of Oman.” Dated to either 222/221 or 215/214 BCE. First record evidence of an Oman Kingdom.

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