Arabian Epigraphic Notes

An Open Access Online Journal on Arabian Epigraphy.

A New Dedicatory Nabataean Inscription Dated to AD 53


This paper presents a new Nabataean inscription dedicated to the Nabataean chief god Dushara and dated to the thirteenth year of the reign of the Nabataean king Malichus II (ad 40–70). It mentions the dedication of ʿlyʾ, a cultic feature rarely attested in Nabataean.


Cultic practice Dushara Nabataean inscriptions