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Tomb. Cairo EM X

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Collection Cairo, Egyptian Museum
Inventory Number Tomb. Cairo EM X
Publication Number SB Kopt. 1 566
Current Location (unknown)
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 733-734 CE
Criteria for Dating date in text
Range of Preservation incomplete
State of Preservation Four fragments of a stela, incomplete.

Text Basic Information

Localization of Text on Object one-sided
Inks and Pigments engraved
Range of Preservation (Text) incomplete
State of Preservation (Text) Nine damaged lines of text. No lines are missing.
Script, Primary Coptic
Language, Primary Coptic
Comments on Handwriting Uncials engraved with care.
  recto verso
Quantity of Lines 9
Quantity of Columns 1


Text Content

Text Types
  • documentary
  • documentary | tombstone
Summary of Content Tombstone of Mark the monk from the Anba Hadra (St. Simeon) monastery in Aswan. Dated after Diocletian (i.e. Martyr Era) 450, indiction 2, month and day missing (=733/34 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 ⲓⲥ︦ ϯ ⲭ︦ⲥ︦ ϯ
2ⲉϩⲟⲟⲩ ⲙ︦ⲡⲣ︦ⲡ
3ⲙⲉⲉⲩⲉ ⲙ︦ⲡⲉⲛ
4ⲙⲁⲕⲁⲣⲓⲟⲥ ⲙⲁⲣⲕⲟ
5ⲁⲩⲱ ⲁⲙⲟⲛⲟⲭ
6ⲛⲧⲁϥⲙⲧⲟⲛ ⲙ
7ⲙⲟϥ ⲛϩⲏⲧϥ ,ⲙⲏⲛⲓ
9ⲁⲡⲟ ⲇⲓⲟ,ⲇⲓⲟⲕⲗⲏⲧⲓⲁⲛⲟⲩ ⲕⲗⲏ,ⲇⲓⲟⲕⲗⲏⲧⲓⲁⲛⲟⲩⲩⲛ
side 1
1Jesus Christ
2The day of the
3commemoration of our
4blessed Markos
5(...) and monk
6on which he died
7month (...)
8(...) indiction 2,
9after Diocletian 450.
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) 450 733 CE 734 CE date in text;




DatasetID 309785
last Change 29.07.2022
Trismegistos 101633
Author Andrea Hasznos
Dataset License Creative Commons: Attribution-NonCommercial-ShareAlike 4.0 International
Data set citation Data set 309785 (= Tomb. Cairo EM X), ERC-Project ELEPHANTINE: Andrea Hasznos.