AN EPIGRAPHICAL JOURNEY
Yarpuz. Stele with large cross in an Ai-mcjiian house. Copy.
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KaTairau'o) is used intransitively in the Septuagint version of
Genesis ii. 2.
Arabissus, now Yarpuz, was once an important place, to judge by
the remains still extant, which, however, are mostly Christian.
The afternoon of this day was spent in an excursion to Ziyaret
Serai, 1 h. 10 m. east of Yarpuz.
Ziyaret Serai is a Seldjukian palace or villa, now falling into decay.
In the old cemetery between Emirli and Ziyaret Serai.
See Preliminary Report, />. 35, No. 49. Copy.
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C I V L I 0 C I
5 A V G PR
The name of the legate is probably C. Julius Flaccus Aelianus,
and consequently the inscription belongs to Septimius Severus. Still
the data are too insignificant to make this certain.