Graff. in situ [Satis temple]   (More information about the Object)
Publication No.
Modern Title report on temple foundation
Summary Report on the building of the new temple for Satet on Elephantine in the time of Ptolemaios II (Vittmann: Ptolemaios VI). Also mentioned is the dismantle of the old temple and the invasion of "the Mede" shortly before, which must be in one interpretation the Seleukide king Antichos IV. Epiphanes, while Quack has presented strong arguments for an identification with Artaxerses III of the 31st dynasty.


1ḥsb.t 2.t pr-ꜥꜣ ꜥws Ptlwmys ꜥws
2sꜣ Ptlwmys ꜥnḫ ḏ.t pꜣ šr n Ptlwmys ꜥws
3ı͗r ı͗r rnp.t 25.t ı͗r=w ḫrḫ n pꜣ ꜥ.wy-ḥtp n Spd.t ꜥꜣ.t nb.t Yb
4apꜣ Mdy ı͗w r Kmy
4b/// pr-ꜥꜣ ꜥ.w.s pꜣ Mdy ı͗w
5r nꜣ ẖe.w rn=s šꜥd.ṱ ı͗w=f ı͗r.ṱ ḥḏ (dbn) 120 r pꜣ rtb sw
6pḥ=w r ḥsb.t 5.t ı͗bd 4 šmw sw ꜥrqı͗ ı͗w=w ḥsy tꜣy=f nẖb ı͗w rḫ=tw sw 1/12
7ḥmt ḥḏ 1 nkt-wnm ḥbs nḥḥ r wꜥ ẖn nꜣ ẖrṱ.w ı͗.ı͗r wp.t
8ḥwy tꜣ s(n)te pꜣ ꜥ.wy n ḥtp n mꜣy n tꜣ nṯr.t ꜥꜣ.t
9Spd.t n ḥsb.t 5 6 ı͗bd 1 pr.t sw 5 nꜣ pr-ꜥꜣ-ꜥwsw ꜥnḫ ḏ.t
10sẖ n ḥsb.t 6 ı͗bd 2 pr.t sw 22 ı͗w=w ḥry-ı͗b tꜣ šme šꜥ pꜣ ꜥ.wy
11ḏr=f tꜣ s(n)te.t n ꜥ.wy 3 ı͗w ḫpr=w ḥꜣ.ṱ pꜣ ꜥ.wy so
12nty ḥry 2 n ı͗ny n Tꜣ-ryꜣ wꜥ n sny r.mḥ n ꜥ.wy 3
14sẖ ı͗ry-ꜥꜣ pꜣ ꜥ.wy-ḥtp n Spd.t Wrše sꜣ Pꜣ-šr-pꜣ-wr


12nd regnal year of Pharaoh LHP Ptolemaios LHP,
2son of Ptolemaios, who lives forever, the son of Ptolemaios LHP,
3who acted 25 years as a king. The resting-place of Satis, the Great, mistress of Elephantine, was dismantled.
4aThe Mede came to Egypt,
4b[[///]] pharaoh LHP. [[The Mede came]]
5as the measurements (resp. weights) in his (i.e. Egypt) name were abridged, so that there were 120 (deben) per artaba wheat.
6The 5th regnal year, 30th of Mesore was reached, whereupon his titulature was sang and one (i.e. the king) supplied 1/12 (artabas) of wheat,
7one piece of copper, food, clothing and oil to each of the employed stonemasons.
8Placing the basement of the resting-place anew for the great goddess
9Satis in the [[5th]] 6th regnal year, 5th of Tybi of the pharaohs who live forever.
10It was written in the 6th regnal year, 22nd of Mecheir, when one was amongst the “sand repository” of the complete house.
11We have found the basement of three houses, which were in front of the house
12mentioned above, two from stone [of] Tura, one from granite(?), which fulfils three houses.
13It was written by the pastophor of [the] ˹resting-place˺ of Satis, Orseus, son of Psenpoeris.