Valuable Hebrew inscriptions discovered

The head of the cultural heritage, tourism and handicrafts department of Falavarjan County, announced the discovery of historical stone inscriptions dating back more than a thousand years that were stolen from the tomb of Serach bat Asher who was the daughter of Asher, the son of Jacob.

Iran (IMNA) - The thievery of two old stone inscriptions was reported on August 17, 2019 by the management of the historical and religious complex of Estera Khatun belonging to Jewish compatriots.

Hafez Karimian, the head of the Cultural Heritage, Tourism and Handicrafts Department of Falavarjan County said, "Throughout last year, extensive searches to find the two stone inscriptions written in Hebrew and Farsi scripts had been conducted with the cooperation of the province's Cultural Heritage, Tourism and Handicrafts Protection Department and the local police force; finally, the attempts led to the great discovery."

Estera Khatun cultural and historical complex is one of the important pilgrimage sites for Jewish compatriots, situated in Falavarjan. The site is home to a caravanserai, temple, synagogue, cemetery and various tombs. Based on the available documents, the history of this complex dates back more than 1800 years. Every year, Iranian Jewish gather there to celebrate the Jewish New Year which falls in September or October and perform religious rituals.

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