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Title: Dated inscribed restoration stone of the well of al-Sa'ddiyyah pilgrim station saudi Arabia
Authors: Al-Thenayian, Mohammed A.R.
Keywords: Pilgrim Station
Saudi Arabia
Tihamah
Pilgrim Routes
Issue Date: 2001
Publisher: Yemen
Citation: Proceedings of the Seminar for Arabian Studies:30
Al-Darriyah: 11-12
Abstract: In 1989, during my comprehensive archaeological survey along the coastal (Tihamah) pilgrim routes connecting Yemen with Mecca, I discovered a dated inscribed restoration stone located in the upper part of the well at al-Sa'diyyah. There are two inscribed foundation stones of dug wells known, which were either reported or found recently at stations on the Saudi section of the Egyptian and Syrian pilgrim routes. An example is the inscribed foundation stone of the well of al-Warradah at the pilgrim station of al-Muaylih on the Egyptian coastal pilgrim route. The text of this dated foundation stone, which is executed in the tulut script style, indicates that this well was excavated in 967/1560 in accordance with the instructions of the leader of the Egyptian pilgrim caravan, 'Uttman b, Azdmir Basa. Further, we have an unpublished pre-Islamic foundation stone of a dug well discovered in the residential area of al-Faw site.1 Excluding the inscription at al-Sacdiyyah, the two inscriptions mentioned above are the only examples of well foundation stones that have so far been discovered in the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia.
URI: http://hdl.handle.net/123456789/7296
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