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Die arabischen Dokumente aus al-Quṣayr al-Qadīm

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In the ruins of the al-Quṣayr al-Qadīm on Red Sea port, over 700 Arabic documents of the 13th century were found during excavations of the Oriental institute at the University of Chicago and the University of Southampton. The ruins are not spectacular as individuals, but their significance is serious and given in four points. First, these are one of the few Arabic archives unearthed in situ. Second, this is the only archive in which the documents have been evaluated with their find context and in the literary sources in terms of a history of the site, so al-Quṣayr al-Qadīm. Third, these documents connect the abundant sources of the Nile Valley with the well known sources to trading in Yemen. And fourth, it is surprising how parallel the Arabic documents in Arabic script and the Arab Genizah documents are written in Hebrew. The original text of the chapter is in German.

Keywords: al-Quṣayr al-Qadīm; Arabic archives; Arabic documents; Nile Valley; Red Sea port; ruins



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