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Zarnuqa

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Zarnuqa (زرنوقة), also Zarnuga, was a Palestinian Arab village in the Ramle Subdistrict. It was depopulated on 27–28 May 1948 during the 1948 Arab–Israeli War. Location Zarnuqa was located 10 km southwest of Ramla. History Ceramics from the Late Bronze Age and the Persian era have been found here. Building, winepress and ceramics from the Byzantine era have been found, as have early Islamic remains. Ottoman era Tombs, from Late Ottoman period (sixteenth–nineteenth centuries CE) have been excavated, as has a building with a kiln and pottery dating to the eighteenth–nineteenth centuries. The mosque of the village was built by Shaykh Ahmad al-Rahhal. A two-line poem inscribed in nashki script, dated the construction of the mosque to 1207 H. (1792-1793 C.E.). The village appeared as an unnamed village on the map of Pierre Jacotin compiled in 1799. Some of the inhabitants of Zarnuqa were Egyptians who
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