Sunday, September 10, 2006

Mamilla Mamluk Cemetery

A Solomon’s seal on a tombstone in old Mamilla, or Ma’man Allah(Sanctuary of God), a 13th century Mamluk Cemetery, which used to be, until 1948, Jerusalem’s main Muslim cemetery.

Picture is courtesy of sethfrantzman who published it on Flickr and asked:

what is the story behind the Star of David on the left hand side?

I guess the answer is connected to the Mamluks who used the hexagrams also on the walls of Jerusalem.

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