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E01772: An unpublished fragmentary inscription with remnants of a poem, perhaps praising the seizure of a church dedicated to *Mary (Mother of Christ, S00033) in Tyre by the Chalcedonians. Found in Tyre (west Phoenicia). Probably 6th c.
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In 2005, on page 524 of his paper 'Tyr aux derniers siècles paléochrétiens: autour du synode de 518', Jean-Paul Rey-Coquais mentioned two fragmentarily preserved inscriptions on broken marble plaques with remnants of two epigrams, found in Tyre. The first, he says, might have praised the illumination by baptism and teachings administered to catechumens. The other seems to have contained a prayer, addressed to God, asked to support the faithful, and mentioned abominations, victory, and penalties. Rey-Coquais supposes that this poem could have celebrated the seizure of a church dedicated to Mary (perhaps the cathedral church of the city) by the Chalcedonians.