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Pap. Berlin P. 23207

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Collection Berlin, Ägyptisches Museum und Papyrussammlung, Staatliche Museen zu Berlin, SPK (P)
Inventory Number Pap. Berlin P. 23207
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: high
Ancient Provenance District Upper Egypt, 1st nome (Ombites) [Trismegistos]
Type of Discovery archaeological excavation
Certainty: high
Date of Discovery
Term. Ante / Post Quem Non
between 30 10 1907 and 30 10 1907
Finder (= First Purchaser) Rubensohn, Otto (excavation director)
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


Object Type papyrus
Color papyrus, light
Size (Height | Width | Thickness) 257 mm | 284 mm | mm
Rotation around horizontal axis (top to bottom)
Range of Preservation incomplete
State of Preservation 14 fragments without direct joins
Mounting together in 1 glass frame
Restoration Activities Restaurierung abgeschlossen

Text Basic Information

Localization of Text on Object recto
Script-Fiber-Relation (for Payri) perpendicular
Inks and Pigments carbon ink monochrome black
Range of Preservation (Text) incomplete
State of Preservation (Text) 14 single fragments. Line beginnings starting from line 1 of a column. Top and bottom edges only partially preserved.
Script, Primary Demotic
Script, additional A Greek
Script, additional B Late Hieratic
Language, Primary Demotic
Language, additional A Greek, Ancient
Comments on Handwriting The ink was applied with a split reed pen.
Comments on Text Layout Lines frame the columns. narrow line pitch
  recto verso
Quantity of Lines ca. 28+y


Text Content

Modern Title The Book of the Temple
Text Types
  • documentary
Summary of Content The papyrus contains a part of “The Book of the Temple” (According to: Quack, Abschnitt des Buches vom Tempel (1998), 268).
Relationship of Texts (bilingual) Vs demotisch + hieratisch, Rt griechisch.
Location of Composition Elephantine Upper Egypt, 1st nome Egypt (Certainty: high)
Comments on Text Greek on back
Multilingualism Trilingual




RulerID Regnal Year MonthID Day Date of the Text Gregorian Date dating_comment
Roman Period 1 CE 199 CE paleography: 1.-2. century AD (According to: Burkard/ Fischer-Elfert, VOHD 19,4 (1994), 97) ;







DatasetID 300007
last Change 29.07.2022
Author Verena Lepper; Daniela C. Härtel
Dataset License Creative Commons: Attribution-NonCommercial-ShareAlike 4.0 International
Data set citation Data set 300007 (= Pap. Berlin P. 23207), ERC-Project ELEPHANTINE: Verena Lepper; Daniela C. Härtel.