مسلات فينيقية جنائزية جديدة
Nouvelles steles funeraires pheniciennes. New funerary phoenician stelae
Abou Samra, Gaby; Andree Lemaire.
Pheonician, Antiquities, Lebanon, Lebanese Archaeology, excavation, tyre, funerary stelae.
4 to, 225 pp, english, French & arabic text, profusely illustrated in color plates, hard cover in dust wrappers, biblio; index
these stelae seem to be linked to a practice of cremation, a practice which seems to have co-existed alongside that of inhumation, in particular in rock cut tombs. Moreover, these steles only attest to the situation in the south of Phoenicia since the most northerly stele we know comes from Khalde. It may be that there was a link between the two practices but only fresh archaeological excavations of other Phoenician cemeteries would be able to confirm this. Along with the 39 stelae from private collections published or republished by H. Sader, the publication of the 66 stelae of this collection makes it possible for specialists to access more than a hundred funerary monuments from Tyre dating to the first half of the first millennium BC.