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Pap. Berlin P. 13615

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Collection Berlin, Ägyptisches Museum und Papyrussammlung, Staatliche Museen zu Berlin, SPK (P)
Inventory Number Pap. Berlin P. 13615
Current Location magazine
Comments on Inventory joining: Pap. Berlin P. 13606 a-b + Pap. Berlin P. 13615 + Pap. Berlin P. 15824 a-b
Publication Permission Status permission for publication assigned

Origin / Provenance

Ancient Provenance Site Elephantine (Ꜣbw; Yb; YbꜢ; YbꜤ; Ἐλεφαντίνη, יב , ⲉⲓⲏⲃ) [Trismegistos]
Certainty: high
Ancient Provenance District Upper Egypt, 1st nome (Ombites) [Trismegistos]
Type of Discovery archaeological excavation
Certainty: high
Finder (= First Purchaser) Rubensohn, Otto / Zucker, Friedrich (excavation directors)
Certainty: high
Location of Find / Purchase in Egypt Elephantine
District of Find / Purchase in Egypt Upper Egypt, 1st nome (Ombites) [Trismegistos]
Type of Acquisition for the Intitution partage
Date of Acquisition for the Intitution between 1906 and 1908
Transferor (Seller, Previous Owner) (not relevant)
Certainty: high


Object Type papyrus
Color papyrus, dark
Size (Height | Width | Thickness) 278 mm | 546 mm | mm
Range of Preservation incomplete
State of Preservation Consists of five joining fragments. The lateral parts are broken off. Several holes of different size. Papyrus partly blurry.
Mounting In 2 glass frames
Restoration Activities "Muss noch restauriert werden." (Zauzich VOHD XIX,2)

Text Basic Information

Localization of Text on Object recto
Script-Fiber-Relation (for Payri) parallel (recto)
Inks and Pigments carbon ink monochrome black
Range of Preservation (Text) incomplete
State of Preservation (Text) Several partly joining fragments. All line beginnings and endings lost in undetermined extent. Several holes with text losses.
Script, Primary Early Demotic
Language, Primary Early Demotic
Comments on Handwriting "Geübte, ziemlich sorgfältige frühdemotische Geschäftsschrift." (According to K.-T. Zauzich, in: VOHD XIX,2)
Comments on Text Layout Wilde line pitch. Col. 1: 3+y l. Col 2: 23 l. Col 3: 23 l. Col 4: 23 l. Col 5: x+15 l. Columns mainly right-aligned and with large distance to each other.
  recto verso
Quantity of Lines Col. 1: ca. 19 l. Col. 2: 25 l. Col. 3: 23+x l. Col. 4: 23 l. Col. 5: 23 l. Col. 6: x+15 l. Col. 7: 0
Quantity of Columns 9 0
Line Lenght (in mm) 135 0
Column Height (in mm) 105 0
Height of Line / Letter
Line Distance 135 x 105 (ca.) 0


Text Content

Modern Title list of participants of a military expedition under pharaoh Amasis
Ancient Archives (Uncertain)
Ancient Scribe(s) of Text
Text Types
  • documentary | list | name list
Summary of Content List of participants of a military expedition under pharaoh Amasis. Mention of Syrian mercenaries attending the expedition.
Location of Composition Elephantine Upper Egypt, 1st nome Egypt (Certainty: high)
Multilingualism Monolingual Script = Language
Gender Man
Religion Polytheism (Egyptian)


People mentioned in Text

ID gender en normiert original Language Functions in Texts
115 (unknown) (Currently unknown) (Currently unknown) (not identified)



RulerID Regnal Year MonthID Day Date of the Text Gregorian Date dating_comment
Amasis 41 Choiak -530 April 3 BCE -530 May 2 BCE internal dating, with name of the ruler;







DatasetID 100273
last Change 29.07.2022
Trismegistos 45693
Author Jan Moje
Dataset License Creative Commons: Attribution-NonCommercial-ShareAlike 4.0 International
Data set citation Data set 100273 (= Pap. Berlin P. 13615), ERC-Project ELEPHANTINE: Jan Moje.