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Pap. Berlin P. 15824

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Collection Berlin, Ägyptisches Museum und Papyrussammlung, Staatliche Museen zu Berlin, SPK (P)
Inventory Number Pap. Berlin P. 15824
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
Range of Preservation incomplete
State of Preservation Consists of several small and smallest fragments. Restoration not complete (Zauzich 1971 VOHD XIX,2). P. 15824 = 2 fragments A: 430 x 270 mm and B: 280 x 260 mm, joining with P. 13606B resp. 13606A+13615. Further 26 small fragments still unplaced.
Mounting framed under glass
Comments on Object

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 ca. 89 0
Quantity of Columns ca. 5 0
Line Lenght (in mm) 350 0
Column Height (in mm) 260 0
Height of Line / Letter
Line Distance ca. 350 x 260 0


Text Content

Modern Title list of participants of a military expedition under pharaoh Amasis
Ancient Archives administrative archive of unclear context
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)




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 100763
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 100763 (= Pap. Berlin P. 15824), ERC-Project ELEPHANTINE: Jan Moje.