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Jerusalem, Late 4th - Early 5th c. Tombstone. Epitaph.


+ Θήκη διαφέρουσα Εὐφημίᾳ Βυζαντίᾳ αὑτῆς μονῆς. τοῦτο δὲ ἐξορκῶ ἕκαστον εἰς τὴν ὁμοούσιον Τριάδα καὶ εἰς τὴν κτῆσιν Γηθσεμανῖς, ἐξῆς ὥρας ἧς κατατίθεμαι εἰς τὸν τόπον τοῦτον, μὴ ἀνοιγῆναι αὐτὸν ἢ καταταφῆναι ἕτερον σκήνομα· ἕκαστος δὲ ἐπιχειρῶν ποιῆσαί τί ποτε τοῦτο ἔχει πρὸς τὴν χρίσιν τὴν μέλλουσαν. +


Tomb belonging to Euphemia the Byzantine, of her own monastery. This I adjure every one (who resides) in the Consubstantial Trinity and in the property of the Gethsemane: from the hour in which I am buried in this tomb, do not open it or bury another body. Whoever tries to do such a thing has to answer for it towards the coming Judgement.


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H: 60 cm; W: 64 cm; D: 14 cm


360 CE to 450 CE

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