Category Archives: Demotic

Affairs of Associations of Goat-herders and Goose-herders in Ancient Egypt

In the late period of ancient Egyptian history (712-332 BC) and into the Graeco-Roman period  (332BC-395AD), papyri are found that are written in demotic, abnormal hieratic, or hieratic, and that record a variety of contracts – many documenting a loan.  During this time and … Continue reading

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Affairs of Goat-herders and Goose-herders in Ancient Egypt

In later periods of ancient Egyptian history, papyri are found that are written in demotic, abnormal hieratic, or hieratic, and that record a variety of contracts – many documenting a loan.  During this time, associations were formed around  occupations, for example: goose-herders, goat-herders, … Continue reading

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Ebony & Adobe: Modern Words that Survive from Ancient Egypt – What, How and Why

Above are but two of a series of words that originated in the Nile Valley.  The reasons for these survivals is perhaps not such a surprise, as discussed below.  Ebony: ‘Ebony’ as named and used in ancient Egypt, was the species … Continue reading

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