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Pap. Berlin P. B/H x 59 a-dd

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Collection Berlin, Ägyptisches Museum und Papyrussammlung, Staatliche Museen zu Berlin, SPK (temporary no.)
Inventory Number Pap. Berlin P. B/H x 59 a-dd
Current Location magazine | papyrus depository
Publication Permission Status permission for publication upon enquiry only
Publication Status unpublished

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 17 11 1907 and 19 11 1907
Finder (= First Purchaser) Rubensohn, Otto / Zucker, Friedrich (excavation directors)
Certainty: high
District of Find / Purchase in Egypt Upper Egypt, 1st nome (Ombites) [Trismegistos]
Type of Acquisition for the Intitution partage
Transferor (Seller, Previous Owner) Rubensohn, Otto / Zucker, Friedrich (excavation directors)
Certainty: high
Buyer (Currently Housing Institution) Harold I. Bell
Certainty: high


Object Type papyrus
Range of Preservation incomplete
State of Preservation 29 fragments of different papyri

Text Basic Information

Localization of Text on Object recto/verso
Inks and Pigments type unclear polychrome black and red
Range of Preservation (Text) incomplete
Script, Primary Hieratic
Script, additional A Demotic
Script, additional B Greek
Language, Primary Middle Egyptian
Comments on Handwriting different handwritings;
Comments on Text Layout - Demotic: B/H x g, l, u(recto and verso) - Greek: B/H x b - rubrum: B/H x bb - inscribed verso: B/H x a, b, c, h, j, k, n, p, q, u, x - only inscribed verso: B/H x f - margin line on B/H x a - The language of some fragments is not clear due to the fragmentary state.
  recto verso
Quantity of Lines x+1+y - x+4+y x+1+y - x+2+y
Height of Line / Letter


Text Content

Modern Title papyrus fragments of unclear content
Ancient Archives (Uncertain)
Ancient Scribe(s) of Text
Summary of Content different texts; possibly ritual because of the mention of the god Khnum in line x+1 (recto).
Location of Composition unknown unknown Egypt (Certainty: high)
Multilingualism Bilingual Script = Language Monolingual
Religion Polytheism (Egyptian)


People mentioned in Text

ID gender en normiert original Language Functions in Texts
37660 man ...ˁaqab ...עקב Aramaic, Imperial



RulerID Regnal Year MonthID Day Date of the Text Gregorian Date dating_comment



BH x 59 a-dd_R_001
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BH x 59 a-dd_V_001
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previousely unpublished


DatasetID 311389
last Change 29.07.2022
Author Martina Grünhagen; Verena Lepper; Daniela C. Härtel
Dataset License Creative Commons: Attribution-NonCommercial-ShareAlike 4.0 International
Data set citation Data set 311389 (= Pap. Berlin P. B/H x 59 a-dd), ERC-Project ELEPHANTINE: Martina Grünhagen; Verena Lepper; Daniela C. Härtel.