The Elephantine Papyri in English: Three Millennia of Cross-Cultural Continuity and Changeby Porten
Pub. Date: 10/01/1996
Publisher: Brill Academic Publishers, Inc.
175 documents, spanning more than 3,000 years, from the ancient mounds on the island of Elephantine are translated into English here for the first time. A massive collection of papyri and ostraca, written in many scripts and tongues - including hieratic, demotic, Aramaic, Greek, Latin, Coptic and Arabic. Each entry, arranged thematically, includes information on date, size, parties, objects, content and significance, as well as general comments and cross-references. An important source, previously scattered among various museums and institutions, brought together here for the first time.
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