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M.89. Funerary inscription

Description: Rock-cut tomb inscribed on the façade within a number of sunk, gabled panels, with M.87, M.88 and M.89; all are very worn and others are illegible.
Text: Inscribed within a gabled panel (w: 0.27 x h: 0.36), to the left of M.88.
Letters: 0.03 - 0.05.

Date: First century BCE to second century CE

Findspot: Gebel Akhdar: West of Cyrene: Gariet Rdanu, Quarry, West wall.
Original location: Findspot.
Last recorded location: Findspot.


Εἰρήν̣α (ἐτῶν) ε´



English translation

Translation by: Charlotte Roueché

Eirena, aged 5


Line 1: this is probably the age rather than the date; it could possibly read L ιε΄, aged 15.

Text constituted from: Transcription (Reynolds).


   Fig. 1. M.89 and M.88 (1968, Joyce Reynolds, IX.99)

   Fig. 2. Face (1968, Joyce Reynolds, I.6)

   Fig. 3. Face

   Fig. 4. View of tomb: M.87, M.89 and M.88