Tag Archives: Tebtunis

Grain Taxes and The Advanced Papyrological Information System (APIS)

The manuscripts and archaeological remains from the Fayum have provided us with an important view of administration and life in Ptolemaic and Roman times in Egypt.  As the plan and photo of a granary in Karanis above shows, this was a region … Continue reading

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Crocodile Cartonnage and Classical Manuscripts – Tebtunis, Fayum-Egypt

At the end of the 19th century the classicists Bernard P. Grenfell and Arthur S. Hunt  were comissioned by the Egyptologist George Reisner to conduct excavations for the University of California, Berkeley, in the Fayum, a semi-oasis that is located about 100 … Continue reading

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An Ancient Egyptian Magical Spell to Protect a Young Lady from Everything

Revised 18 May 2014 The Third Intermediate Period of Egyptian history (ca. 1070 – 720 BC) was characterized by a breakdown of central authority and resulting multiple kings – and these dislocations were accompanied by changes in religious and magical … Continue reading

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