State document: ENA 2972.5

State document ENA 2972.5


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Report probably on military matters. In Arabic script. 6 lines preserved. Mentions a wall (al-ṣūr), the dispatching of a warship (ʿushārī), someone named Ibn al-Qaṣʿ(?), arrival in Jabla, arrival in al-Dānūr (or al-Dāmūr?) between Beirut and Sidon and perhaps a battle. Needs further examination. Reused on recto for the beginning of a Judaeo-Arabic treatise on divining the future using a table of 89 letters which are referred to as "the chess houses" (al-buyūt al-shaṭranjiyya). Further down, mentions the city of Alexandria in an unclear context.