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Hunter, Erica C D (2009) 'Men Only. Hebrew-script inscriptions from Jām, Afghanistan.' Buried History. Journal of the Australian Institute of Archaeology, 45. pp. 11-14.

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In 2005, the Minaret of Jām Archaeological Project team documented five tombstones with inscriptions in Hebrew script at Jām in central Afghanistan. Three of these inscriptions have never been recorded before, and they bring the total number of tombstones with inscriptions in Hebrew script found at the site to seventy-four. The tombstones indicate that there was a sizable Jewish population present at the summer capital of the Ghūrid dynasty, but curiously they only relate to males. The analysis of the inscriptions supports earlier suggestions that the Jewish community in Afghanistan originated from Persia

Item Type: Journal Article
SOAS Departments & Centres: Departments and Subunits > School of History, Religions & Philosophies > Department of Religions & Philosophies
Legacy Departments > Faculty of Arts and Humanities > Department of the Study of Religions
ISSN: 00076260
Date Deposited: 14 Mar 2012 14:51

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