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Earliest Waqf Legacy in the World Is Deciphered: Two Villages in Palestine

Earliest Waqf Legacy in the World Is Deciphered: Two Villages in Palestine Engraved in kufic script, the stele was deciphered by Prof. Lotfi Abdeljaouad, an Arabic epigraphy expert at the National Heritage Institute in Tunis, at the behest of Prof. Mehmet Tütüncü, the director of the Turkish and Arabic World Research Center in the Netherlands and editor-in-chief of the International Journal of Turkology – who learned about its existence from Christie’s auction catalog.

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