IRCyr   Inscriptions of Roman Cyrenaica

B.47. Funerary inscription

Description: A rock-cut tomb.
Text: Cut on the wall immediately to the right of the entry and above a small burial niche in the floor.
Letters: Roughly and irregularly cut; 0.09-0.07; lunate sigma.

Date: First to third centuries CE

Findspot: Berenike: Sidi Hussein: found with B.48, B.49, in a group of tombs excavated in 1973/4 by the Archaeology Department of the University of Benghazi
Original location: Findspot
Last recorded location: Findspot.





English translation

Translation by: Editors

(scil. Tomb of) Pupha


For the tomb see Ghazal, loc. cit., with a plate which, however, obscures the final letter (not seen by Ghazal) and suggests that there may have been an additional letter at the beginning, perhaps from a date.

It is now established that the deceased was a woman, buried in the cavity with which the inscription is probably associated; her name, therefore, was Πούφα, not the masculine Πουφᾶϲ as in LGPN V1-61924.

For two further inscriptions found in this group of rock-cut tombs, see B.48 and B.49.

Bibliography: Reynolds, 1978, 22.i, whence Robert, Bulletin Épigraphique, 1979.658, SEG 28.1545; Ghazal, 1976-1977, 222, and pl. 59c.
Text constituted from: Transcription, from a photograph (Reynolds).


None available (2020).