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Pap. Berlin P. 23041

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Collection Berlin, Ägyptisches Museum und Papyrussammlung, Staatliche Museen zu Berlin, SPK (P)
Inventory Number Pap. Berlin P. 23041
Current Location magazine | papyrus depository
Publication Permission Status permission for publication assigned

Origin / Provenance

Ancient Provenance Site Elephantine (Ꜣbw; Yb; YbꜢ; YbꜤ; Ἐλεφαντίνη, יב , ⲉⲓⲏⲃ) [Trismegistos]
Certainty: medium
Ancient Provenance District Upper Egypt, 1st nome (Ombites) [Trismegistos]
Type of Discovery archaeological excavation
Certainty: medium
Finder (= First Purchaser) Rubensohn, Otto (excavation director)
Certainty: medium
District of Find / Purchase in Egypt Upper Egypt, 1st nome (Ombites) [Trismegistos]
Type of Acquisition for the Intitution partage
Transferor (Seller, Previous Owner) Rubensohn, Otto / Zucker, Friedrich (excavation directors)
Buyer (Currently Housing Institution) Borchardt, Ludwig


Object Type papyrus
Range of Preservation incomplete
State of Preservation One large fragment (Frg. a) and two small fragments (Frg. b and another Frg.) without direct joins. The damage of these three fragments is severe due to the holes in the papyrus.

Text Basic Information

Localization of Text on Object recto/verso
Inks and Pigments carbon ink polychrome black and red
Range of Preservation (Text) incomplete
State of Preservation (Text) The beginnings and ends of the lines are lost. The rest of the text is damaged in form of large breaks and holes. The large upper margin shows that the first preserved line is the first line of this column.
Script, Primary "Späthieratische Buchschrift"
Language, Primary Middle Egyptian
Comments on Handwriting The handwriting is almost hieroglyphic.
Comments on Text Layout Recto: black guiding lines Verso: only ink traces
  recto verso
Quantity of Lines Frg. a: 8+y Frg. b: x+2+y other Frg.: 2+y


Text Content

Modern Title Fragments of Book of the Temple
Ancient Archives (Uncertain)
Ancient Scribe(s) of Text
Text Types
  • documentary
Summary of Content This object contains a part of "The Book of the Temple".
Location of Composition Elephantine Upper Egypt, 1st nome Egypt (Certainty: medium)
Multilingualism Monolingual Script = Language
Religion Polytheism (Egyptian)



Transcription Translation Pictures
Fragm. a, x+1[///]w.t ꜥꜣ.t [///]
Fragm. a, x+2[///]jm .?. ntj .?. [///] wn [///]
Fragm. a, x+3[///] n ḥw.t .?. [///] .?. [///]
Fragm. a, x+4[///].?.=f sbtj tꜣj(?) m rr[///]
Fragm. a, x+5[///] .?. sḥ.t k.t m r(?)rw.tj(?) [///]
Fragm. a, x+6[///] .?. jnb tꜣj(?) jmn [///]
Fragm. a, x+7[///] .?..t ḏd(.tw)=f n[///]
Fragm. a, x+8[///] .?.=f m wsḫ.t=f m .?.[///]
Fragm. a, x+9[///][///]
Fragm. a, x+1[///]the great [///]-building [///]
Fragm. a, x+2[///]there. .?. the one who .?. [///] being [///]
Fragm. a, x+3[///] of the temple .?. [///] .?. [///]
Fragm. a, x+4[///] his/he [///] this(?) enclosing wall in .?. [///]
Fragm. a, x+5[///] .?. small hall in .?. [///]
Fragm. a, x+6[///] .?. this(?) western wall [///]
Fragm. a, x+7[///] [///]-building. He says to [///]
Fragm. a, x+8[///] he [///] in his hall in .?. [///]
Fragm. a, x+9[///][///]
Places (read out from edition)




RulerID Regnal Year MonthID Day Date of the Text Gregorian Date dating_comment
Roman Period 1 CE 199 CE According to: Burkard & Fischer-Elfert: VOHD 19,4 (1994), 135.;







DatasetID 100412
last Change 29.07.2022
Author Martina Grünhagen; Verena Lepper; Daniela C. Härtel
Dataset License Creative Commons: Attribution-NonCommercial-ShareAlike 4.0 International
Data set citation Data set 100412 (= Pap. Berlin P. 23041), ERC-Project ELEPHANTINE: Martina Grünhagen; Verena Lepper; Daniela C. Härtel.