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Collection in situ
Inventory Number in situ [nilometer]
Publication Number inscr
Current Location in situ
Publication Permission Status (unknown)
Publication Status published

Origin / Provenance

Ancient Provenance Site Elephantine (Ꜣbw; Yb; YbꜢ; YbꜤ; Ἐλεφαντίνη, יב , ⲉⲓⲏⲃ) [Trismegistos]
Certainty: high
Ancient Provenance Details Chnum temple, staircase
Ancient Provenance District Upper Egypt, 1st nome (Ombites) [Trismegistos]
Type of Discovery archaeological excavation
Certainty: high
Finder (= First Purchaser) (not relevant)
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 (not relevant)
Date of Acquisition for the Intitution between 0 and 0
Transferor (Seller, Previous Owner) (not relevant)
Certainty: high


Object Type graffito
Color (not relevant)
Range of Preservation incomplete
State of Preservation Incomplete.
Mounting in situ

Text Basic Information

Localization of Text on Object concave (inside)
Inks and Pigments engraved
Range of Preservation (Text) incomplete
State of Preservation (Text) Incomplete.
Script, Primary Greek
Script, additional A Late Demotic
Language, Primary Greek, Ancient
Language, additional A Roman Demotic
  recto verso
Quantity of Lines 67 +y
Quantity of Columns 8
Line Lenght (in mm) 0
Column Height (in mm) 0


Text Content

Modern Title Nile level records
Ancient Scribe(s) of Text
Text Types
  • documentary
Summary of Content Th text gives the nile level reords in Elephantine wirh the Roman Period., beginning wih Augustus until the reign of Septimus Severus. Die demotic parts are unknown, because they are unpublished. Presumbaly parallel texts, or just the numbers in Demotic.
Relationship of Texts (bilingual) Unknown, because the Demotic is still unpublished. Presumbaly parallel texts, or just the numbers in Demotic.
Location of Composition Elephantine Upper Egypt, 1st nome Egypt (Certainty: high)
Multilingualism Bilingual Script = Language Script <> Language
Ethnicity / Multiculturalism Latin Names of the Roman emperors in Greek (and Demotic?) versions.
Gender Man
Religion Polytheism (Egyptian)



Transcription Translation Pictures
Places (read out from edition)


People mentioned in Text

ID gender en normiert original Language Functions in Texts
8110 man Avillius Flaccus Ἀουιλλίος Φλάκκος Latin
695 man imperator 01 Augustus: Augustus Caesar Gysrs = Qysr(s), Αὐγούστος Καίσαρος, pꜣ nṯr Latin
7545 man imperator 02 Tiberius: Tiberius Caesar Augustus Τιβερίου Καίσαρος Σεβòάστος / τοῦ(sic) Καίσαρος Latin
9945 man imperator 03 Caligula: [Caligula] [///[ Latin
8125 man imperator 04 Claudius: Tiberius Claudius Caesar Augustus Germanicus Tbwrys Glwṱys / Glwṱes Gsyrs Sbsṱ Grmnqs Κλαυδίος Καίσ]αρòος Latin
7680 man Imperator 05 Nero: Nero Claudius Caesar Augustus Germanicus NꜢrwn Glwṱys Gsyrs/Kysrs Sbst Grmnqs; Νέρωνος Καίσαρος Latin
8180 man imperator 06 Domitian: Domitianus Caesar Augustus Δομιτιανος Καίσαρος , Twmtyꜣns pꜣ nṯr nty ḫwy Latin
8130 man imperator 07a Traian:Traianus Caesar Τραιανος Καίσαρος Latin
8135 man imperator 08 Antoninus Pius: Antoninus Caesar Ἀντωνείνος/ Ἀντωνίνος Καίσαρος Latin
9950 man imperator 09 Septimus Severus: Lucius Septimus Severus Pius Pertinax Augustus Λουκίος Σεπτιμίος Σεουήρος Εὐσεβοῦς Περτίναξ Σεβαστος Latin
9955 man imperator 10 Caracalla: Markus Aurelius Antoninus Μάρκος Αὐρηλίος Ἀντωνίνος Latin
9960 man imperator 11 Geta: Publius Septimus Geta Caesar Πουβλίος Σεπτιμίος Γέτα Καίσαρος Latin
8105 man Lucius Λουκίος Latin
8115 man Ulpius Primianus Οὐλπίος Πριμιανος Latin
8120 man Valerius Eudaimon Οὐαλερίοσ Εὐδαίμονος Latin



RulerID Regnal Year MonthID Day Date of the Text Gregorian Date dating_comment
Roman Period -31 BCE 193 CE Augustus - Septimus Severus;




DatasetID 307372
last Change 29.07.2022
Trismegistos 88874
Author Ruth Duttnehöfer (Greek); Emil Joubert (bibliography)
Dataset License Creative Commons: Attribution-NonCommercial-ShareAlike 4.0 International
Data set citation Data set 307372 (= in situ [nilometer]), ERC-Project ELEPHANTINE: Ruth Duttnehöfer (Greek); Emil Joubert (bibliography).