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Gravestone in the Karaite cemetery

The inscription on the gravestone of Karaite cemetery located near the town Çufut Kale:

The gravestone of Rabbi Menakhem the son of Shabatai, who died in the year four thousand two hundred and three, may is his soul bound in the bundle of life.

Therefore the grave is dated to the year 4203, this is the year 1569 in the civil date.

In the year 1878 this gravestone was cut off by Daniel Abrahamovich Khvolson, at the request of the Karaites a reproduction of this removed gravestone was made.

We can still find the substitute of the removed gravestone, on the top of this gravestone we can see the Russian word копия (copy) written in Hebrew letters.

 

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