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Cat.2022

  • Document
  • Writing Recto
  • Writing Verso

General description

The addressees and the subject of the letter firmly connect it with the documentary texts left by the royal necropolis administration of the Ramesside Period, and therefore with the site of Deir el-Medina, where most of the Turin papyri from that period were probably found. It cannot be said with certainty to what events is actually referred to in P. Turin Cat. 2022. Yet the lack of food rations, and the men’s refusal to go to work in connection with the presence of foreign groups, may well be what our letter is hinting at. The mischievous young men mentioned on the recto were perhaps among the men ‘seized’ in years 9, 10 or 14 of Ramesses IX.

Epoch

New Kingdom (1539-1077 BC)

Dynasty

Dynasty 20 (1190-1077 BC)

Pharaoh

Ramesses IX/Ramesses X

Provenance

Thebes/Deir el-Medina (?)

Acquisition: Drovetti, Bernardino

Acquisition Date: 1824

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Image(s)

Image

  • Text 1

Hieroglyphs

  • Hieroglyphs
    • Hieroglyphs
    • Hieroglyphs

Translation

  1. Cat. 2022, Text Recto

    (rt, 1) [...] ... (?) [...]

  2. (rt, 2) [...] to the men of the Noble Tomb [...]

  3. (rt, 3) [...] I heard: ‘We are afraid!’ ... (?)

  4. (rt, 4) [...] the young men of evil (?) your mouth/speech. But I have not heard

  5. (rt, 5) [...] afraid of what? Who is going to attack you?

  6. (rt, 6) [...] Pharaoh – life, prosperity, health – searches for them. But look 

    (text continuous on the verso)


    (BH)

Editor

Ben Haring (BH)

Contributor

Susanne Töpfer (ST)

Script

hieratic

Text type

Letter

Keywords

transgressor, Pharaoh, attack, evil, workmen

Epoch

New Kingdom (1539-1077 BC)

Dynasty

Dynasty 20 (1190-1077 BC)

Pharaoh

Ramesses IX/Ramesses X

Drawing

No

Drawing description

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Bibliographical reference

Haring, in: Festschrift Francisca A.J. Hoogendijk (2021), pp. 3-12

Image

  • Text 1

Hieroglyphs

  • Hieroglyphs
    • Hieroglyphs
    • Hieroglyphs

Translation

  1. Cat. 2022, Text Verso

    (vs, 1) [...] one attacks you, the servants of Pharaoh – life, prosperity, health – my Lord (?)
    (vs, 2) [...] where I am. And I shall reach out and seize his

    (vs, 3) [...]  Do carry out this order of Pharaoh – life, prosperity, health – your
    (vs, 4) [Good Lord ...] ... (?) for you to receive your food rations which they used to

    (vs, 5) [...] previously (?) from the agents who used to give[...]
    (vs, 6) [...]  ... (?) for you to do it. Do not (?) [...]’

    (vs, 7) ‘[...] day 26, having arrived/being done ... (?) [...]’

    (text is a continuation of the recto)


    (BH)

Editor

Ben Haring (BH)

Contributor

Susanne Töpfer (ST)

Script

hieratic

Text type

Letter

Keywords

food ration, servant, Pharaoh, attack

Epoch

New Kingdom (1539-1077 BC)

Dynasty

Dynasty 20 (1190-1077 BC)

Pharaoh

Ramesses IX/Ramesses X

Drawing

No

Drawing description

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Bibliographical reference

Haring, in: Festschrift Francisca A.J. Hoogendijk (2021), pp. 3-12

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