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Mar Selomó stele

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Location Leon, Spain
Country Spain
City Leon

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Open to visitors no
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Handicap accessibility no
Geographical Coordinates 42.5984,-5.5714



Summary

Found in 1982, during the works to widen the León-Valladolid highway, the Mar Selomó stele is a rectangular piece with a trapezoidal structure and the inscription side is smooth, comprising 16 lines of text. Its dimensions are 380 mm high, 297/304 mm wide and 40/65 mm thick

The first letter is 14 mm high. Its writing is square with some characters written in italics, slope of horizontal lines.

However, its elegant, uniform layout has some stuttering in its design. One of its peculiar aspects is the preservation of abundant remains of red coloration in the interior of the letters of four lower lines of the text.

The text mentions Selomó bar David ben Parnaj, who died at the age of forty on Wednesday ab 3rd 4857, corresponding to July 15th 1097.

Esta es la sepultura de mar Selomó bar
mar David ben Parnaj fallecido
a la edad de cuarenta años el miércoles
día 3 del mes de ab, año
cuatro mil ochocientos
cincuenta y siete de la Creación
del mundo según el cómputo de la ciudad de León el Santo
lbendito sea
le levante y le despierte a la vida del mundo
venidero y le otorgue su parte con los justos
y cumpla en él el pasaje bíblico donde está escrito
Revivirán tus muertos, mis cadáveres se levantarán
despertad y exultad, los que yacen en el polvo, pues
rocío de luz es tu rocío y la tierra
muertos parirá, mas tú ve
al fin y descansa y te levantarás para tu suerte
al fin de los días

This stele is regarded as the best epigraphic piece from León discovered to date of the twelve catalogued in León.


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