Historical documents

Egyptian, doc. 11: A Love Poetry – O. Borchardt, recto

Borchardt Love Poetry, extract. Ostracon. O. Borchardt, recto: Late Egyptian Love Poetry composition.

  • Findspot: Unknown.
  • Period: New Kingdom.

Egyptian, doc. 8: Letter of Menna – O. Chicago OIC 12074, recto

Letter of Menna, extract. Ostracon. O. Chicago OIC 12074, recto: Late Egyptian literary composition.

  • Findspot: Acquired in Luxor. From Deir el-Medineh.
  • Period: New Kingdom. Ramesses III-Ramesses IV (?), ca. 1184-1147 BCE.

WAM 6783 vente de dettes

1256, Nottingham, chirographe sur parchemin, écriture documentaire  

Egyptian, doc. 5: Some Magico-medical Spells – P. Turin CGT 54003, ro. 9-18

Magico-medical Spells, extract. Papyrus. P. Turin CGT 54003, ro. 9-18: Middle Egyptian ritual composition.

  • Findspot: Unknown.
  • Period: Middle Kingdom. 12th Dynasty, ca. 1939-1760 BCE.

Pétition à un gouverneur Fatimide au sujet d'une taxe

Egyptian, doc. 10: A Harem Conspiracy – P. Rollin

Papyrus. P. Rollin (Égyptien 195): Late Egyptian judicial text.

  • Findspot: Thebes.
  • Period: New Kingdom. Ramesses IV, ca. 1156-1150 BCE.

Egyptian, doc. 3: Sinuhe – P. Berlin 3022, 173-187

Sinuhe, extract. Papyrus. P. Berlin 3022, recto: Middle Egyptian literary composition.

  • Findspot: Thebes.
  • Period: Senwosret III-Amenemhat III (?), ca. 1837-1773 BCE.
  • Composition: Middle Kingdom. 12th Dynasty, ca. 1939-1760 BCE.

Egyptian, doc. 12: Teaching of Any – P. Boulaq IV, ro. 23,7-17

Teaching of Any, extract. Papyrus. P. Boulaq IV (Cairo CG 58042), recto: Late Egyptian sapiential composition.

  • Findspot: From Deir el-Medineh (?).
  • Period: Third Intermediate Period. Late 21st or 22nd Dynasty, ca. 1076-746 BCE (Quack 1994: 7-8).
  • Composition: New Kingdom. Early 19th Dynasty, ca. 1292-1191 BCE (Quack 1994: 62).

P.Bouriant 1, cahier d'écolier grec d'Égypte

Egyptian, doc. 6: A Letter "to the Lord" – P. UC 32199, recto

Middle Kingdom Letter. Papyrus. P. UC 32199: Middle Egyptian practical text.

  • Findspot: El Lahun.
  • Period: Middle Kingdom. 12th Dynasty, ca. 1939-1760 BCE.