Turkish Jerusalem (1516-1917)
Individual Inscriptions: The methodology of publication of every individual inscription is as follows:
Inscription X Foundation Inscription
Minaret (Tower of David) Marble plaque on the Northern side of the Minaret. Inscription is in situ and is
in good condition. Catalogue Berchem Size
50x40 = 4
Bibl.: OJ II p. 858-863, p. 1079 (Inscription 26) Fig.:
The order of the publication of every inscription is as follows:
1. Catalogue nr. The first line is our catalogue/identification number of the inscription. This is a continuous number for easy reference to an inscription.
2. Classification. In the second line the inscription is classified according to type of inscription. Next types are distinguished. Foundation inscription/ Restoration inscription8 Endowment/Waqf inscriptions Funerary inscriptions (Tombs and Turbes) Epitaphe/Cenotaphe Commemorative inscription
8 Foundation inscription/ Restoration inscription has (Blair 1988, p. 29) next 5 basic elements: 1. (Besmele) or invocation to God 2. A verb indicating what was built 3. The Object of the work 4. The name of the Patron 5. The date of construction or restoration.