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"The Seven Sleepers of Ephesus Discovered by Alexander the Great", Folio from a Falnama (Book of Omens)
Folio from an illustrated manuscript
This folio depicts seven Christian men, also known as the Seven Sleepers, along with their dog Qitmir, who escaped the Roman emperor Decius (r. A.D. 249–51) by miraculously sleeping in a cave for 309 years.
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