910 BC?

March 15, 2010

gbu islamic period 280Excavation director for the Israel Antiquities Authority Annette Nagar holds a fragment of a marble plaque with an Arabic inscription discovered in the Old City of Jerusalem February 17, 2010. According to Professor Moshe Sharon of the Hebrew University of Jerusalem, the inscription, which is characteristic of the first centuries of the Islamic period, dates back to the year 910 BC. Credit: REUTERS/Ronen Zvulun

The caption under this image is not fully correct. I am sure Professor Moshe Sharon wouldn’t give the date as ” BC ”

The Islamic Period started between 8 & 900.

Fred C.

Several readers caught this one. We corrected and changed the caption to 910 AD: GBU Editor

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