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Inscription of the foundation of Almeria

25-07-995[?] - 22-08-995[?]

Museo de Almería

Museo de Almería

Islamic Society. Caliphal

Memorial inscription of the foundation of Al-Mariyya. Although only fragments of the plaque have survived to this day, it is most interesting as the only epigraphic testimony that makes reference to the official constructions. Unfortunately, it is unknown from which building comes from. It was built to mark the foundation of the city of Almeria by order of the caliph Abd al-Rahnman III. His name and title are displayed in the epigraph, as well as that of Ibn Rumahis, the person in charge of its execution, who was the first governor of the city and caliphal fleet admiral.

Text:
(In the name of God, Clemen)t (and Merciful,)...(who ordered to buil)d this...
(Ab)d al-Rahman, Prince of th(e believers)... ...¿?... Honoured and praised
be Thy,(God)!-, It was finished and completed (...by the ca)id Muhammad
ibn Rumahis with (God's help)... … in the month of the rabi', the last month...
(of the year)... three (hundred) and forty./955 ? of C./

Material: Marble
Dimensions: Length 78 cm; Width 44 cm; Thickness 7 cm
Provenance: Almería

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  • Title: Inscription of the foundation of Almeria
  • Date: 25-07-995[?] - 22-08-995[?]
  • Type: Epigraph

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