Letter: CUL Or.1080 4.16

Letter CUL Or.1080 4.16

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Letter possibly sent from Alexandria to Fustat. In Arabic script. Fragment (right side of recto). Written on parchment. Dating: Likely 11th century. The address is written on verso but is almost too faded to read. Mentions: the wife of Saʿāda; al-Mahdiyya; that the sender had been promised safe passage in a certain ship; that the addressee was supposed to come down to Alexandria, "but if you are living with your wife...."; Jerusalem; Abū l-Faraj; urging the addressee to come down to Alexandria: "all of us to Jerusalem"; further urgings not to delay. Needs further examination