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Sheizar (4.13)
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This stele is also in two parts, the upper in the Beirut Museum to which it was presented in 1974, the lower in Hama Museum, where the provenance is registered as Sheizar, a medieval castle on a height above the village of Meharde. The actual provenance of both stelae is presumably an ancient site in the vicinity.

The inscription identifies the stele as the funerary monument of the wife of Taita II. If, as she claims, she lived to one hundred years old, her monument could easily be as much as fifty years later than the inscription of her husband, thus perhaps mid-10th century bce.

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Hawkins, J. D., “Sheizar (4.13)”, in: Context of Scripture Online, Editor in Chief: W. Hallo. Consulted online on 06 December 2021 <>
First published online: 2017

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