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Tomb. Cairo EM

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Collection Cairo, Egyptian Museum
Inventory Number Tomb. Cairo EM
Publication Number SB Kopt. 1 611
Current Location magazine
Publication Permission Status (unknown)
Publication Status published

Origin / Provenance

Ancient Provenance Site Aswan / Syene (Swn; Συήνη, סונ, ⲥⲟⲩⲁⲁⲛ) [Trismegistos]
Certainty: high
Ancient Provenance District Upper Egypt, 1st nome (Ombites) [Trismegistos]
Type of Discovery archaeological excavation
Certainty: high
Finder (= First Purchaser) Monneret de Villard, M.U.
Certainty: high
District of Find / Purchase in Egypt Upper Egypt, 1st nome (Ombites) [Trismegistos]


Object Type tombstone
Dating of Object 858 CE
Criteria for Dating date in text
Range of Preservation complete

Text Basic Information

Localization of Text on Object one-sided
Inks and Pigments engraved
Range of Preservation (Text) complete
State of Preservation (Text) Fourteen lines of text preserved.
Script, Primary Coptic
Language, Primary Coptic
Comments on Handwriting Not very regular uncials. A line frames the text.
  recto verso
Quantity of Lines 14
Quantity of Columns 1


Text Content

Text Types
  • documentary
  • documentary | tombstone
Summary of Content Tombstone of Khael the priest and monk from the Anba Hadra (St. Simeon) monastery in Aswan. Dated after/year of Diocletian (i.e.Martyr Era) 574, Thoth 12th (= 09.09.857 CE).
Location of Composition Aswan / Syene Upper Egypt, 1st nome Egypt (Certainty: high)
Multilingualism Monolingual Script = Language
Gender Man
Religion Christianity



Transcription Translation Pictures
side 1
1ϯ ϯ ϯ
2ⲡⲉϩⲟⲟⲩ ⲙⲡⲣⲡ
3ⲙⲉⲉⲩⲉ ⲙⲡⲉⲛⲙ
4ⲁⲕⲁⲣⲓⲟⲥ ⲛⲥⲟⲛ
5ⲭⲁⲏⲗ ⲡⲉⲡⲣⲉⲥⲃ
6ⲩⲧⲉⲣⲟⲥ ⲁⲩⲱ ⲡⲙ
7ⲟⲛⲟⲭⲟⲥ ⲉⲅⲣⲁⲫ
8ⲙⲉⲛⲏ ⲑⲱⲑ
9ⲓⲃ ⲉⲧⲟⲩⲥ ⲇⲓⲟⲕ,ⲇⲓⲟⲕⲗⲏⲧⲓⲁⲛⲟⲩ
10ⲫⲟⲇ ⲡⲛⲟⲩⲧⲉ
11ⲡⲁⲅⲁⲑⲟⲥ ⲉϥⲉ
12ϯ ⲙⲧⲟⲛ ⲛⲧⲉϥⲯ
13ⲩⲭⲏ ⲅⲉⲛⲟⲓⲧⲱ ⲁ
14ⲙⲏⲛ ϯ
side 1
2The day of the
3commemoration of our
4blessed brother
5Khael the priest
6and monk.
8month Thoth
912, year Diocletian
10574. God
11the Good, may he
12give rest to his
13soul. Let it be,
Places (read out from edition)


People mentioned in Text

ID gender en normiert original Language Functions in Texts
16810 man Diocletian ⲇⲓⲟⲕⲗⲏⲧⲓⲁⲛⲟⲥ Latin



RulerID Regnal Year MonthID Day Date of the Text Gregorian Date dating_comment
after Diocletian (Martyr Era) 574 Thoth 12 857 September 9 CE date in text;




DatasetID 309760
last Change 29.07.2022
Trismegistos 101678
Author Andrea Hasznos
Dataset License Creative Commons: Attribution-NonCommercial-ShareAlike 4.0 International
Data set citation Data set 309760 (= Tomb. Cairo EM ), ERC-Project ELEPHANTINE: Andrea Hasznos.