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ORIENTAL INSTITUTE RESEARCH ARCHIVES


DEMOTIC TEXTS

published on the

World Wide Web

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A project and publication of

The Research Archives of the Oriental Institute, Chicago

by

Alexandra A. O'Brien ©1997-1999



PREFACE
LEGAL AND ADMINISTRATIVE TEXTS
UNSPECIFIED DOCUMENTARY TEXTS
RELIGIOUS TEXTS
LETTERS
OTHER NON-LITERARY TEXTS
LITERARY TEXTS
UNIDENTIFIED TEXTS
ON-LINE PRESENCE OF COLLECTIONS, INSTITUTIONS AND PROJECTS
ON-LINE COLLECTIONS AND ARCHIVES
BIBLIOGRAPHIES
DIRECTORIES
ARTICLES
DISCUSSION LISTS


Preface

Demotic Texts Published on the World Wide Web is intended to be a constantly up-dated collection of the Demotic language material available on the World Wide Web and is the beginning of a catalogue of all Egyptian language materials published on-line. This project is part of our continued experimentation with the use of existing resources on the World Wide Web. Readers will note that each of the images selected to illustrate Demotic Texts Published on the World Wide Web is already archived and publicly accessible on the World Wide Web. None of these images has been re-archived at the Oriental Institute Web Server (where Demotic Texts Published on the World Wide Web is resident). We have simply built links within the HTML code of this document which allow the viewer to have access to the images we have selected to illustrate points made here. Each image is a hyper-text link to the site where it is archived. In addition we have provided detailed information describing each of the images used, and have made their sources and original contexts explicit. Simply clicking on the "WWW Sources" button of each section will connect the reader with notes describing those details. It is not our intention to misuse the intellectual or material property of the proprietors of these images. We welcome feedback from any readers who have comments on the conception, the contents or the organization of these materials.

This project is dependent on the existence of on-line archives. Credits for and information on the funding and personnel of which can be found within the sites concerned. These sites can be linked to via the texts or site listings below.

Demotic Texts Published on the World Wide Web was made public for the first time on the afternoon of 9th April, 1997.

Charles E. Jones
Research Archivist - Bibliographer
The Oriental Institute - Chicago
cejo@midway.uchicago.edu.

Alexandra A. O'Brien
Assistant Research Archivist
The Oriental Institute - Chicago
a-obrien@uchicago.edu.




LEGAL AND ADMINISTRATIVE TEXTS

Documents Concerning Land

P OI 10551. A Property Transfer Document
An example of an entire edition published on the World Wide Web
as part of the Demotic Dictionary Project (1)
Sale of land: P.Duk.inv. 631 recto, verso
Register of land: P.Duk.inv. 276 R
Register of land: P.Duk.inv. 276 V

Accounts

Account (?): P.Duk.inv. 40 V
P.Duk.inv. 54 R
Account of wheat: P.Duk.inv. 80 V
Account (?) : P.Duk.inv. 168
Account: P.Duk.inv. 584 recto and verso
Account: P.Duk.inv. 637
Account: P.Duk.inv. 638
Account: P.Duk.inv. 700 V

Unspecified Contracts

Contract: P.Duk.inv. 632 recto and verso
Contract (?): P.Duk.inv. 634
Contract: P.Duk.inv. 635 recto and verso

UNSPECIFIED DOCUMENTARY TEXTS

P.Duk.inv. 64
P.Duk.inv. 79 recto and verso
P.Duk.inv. 161
P.Duk.inv. 164
P.Duk.inv. 167 recto
P.Duk.inv. 167 verso
P.Duk.inv. 279
P.Duk.inv. 280
P.Duk.inv. 294
P.Duk.inv. 317 recto (a)
P.Duk.inv. 317 verso (a)
P.Duk.inv. 478 recto and verso
P.Duk.inv. 583 recto and verso
P.Duk.inv. 636 recto and verso
P.Duk.inv. 640
P.Duk.inv. 726 verso
P.Duk.inv. 802
P.Duk.inv. 883
P.Duk.inv. 884 recto
P.Duk.inv. 884 verso
P.Duk.inv. 885
P.Duk.inv. 886
P.Duk.inv. 1373 verso

RELIGIOUS TEXTS

Oracle Questions

THUMBNAILS UNAVAILABLE
P Carlsberg 15
P Carlsberg 16
P Carlsberg 17
P Carlsberg 18
P Carlsberg 19
P Carlsberg 20

LETTERS

Letter: P.Duk.inv. 277 recto and verso
Letter(?): P.Duk.inv. 278 recto and verso

Letter P.Duk.inv. 317 recto (b)

Private letter: P.Duk.inv. 675 recto and verso
Letter(?): P.Duk.inv. 882 recto and verso

Letter: P Carlsberg 21 recto

THUMBNAIL UNAVAILABLE

Letter: P Carlsberg 22 recto

THUMBNAIL UNAVAILABLE

OTHER NON-LITERARY TEXTS

Astronomical Text: P Carlsberg 32

THUMBNAIL UNAVAILABLE

Order: P.Duk.inv. 724 Word List: P Carlsberg 23

THUMBNAIL UNAVAILABLE


Mummy portrait with Demotic inscription across neck

Stuttgart
Württembergisches Landesmuseum
Antikensammlung, 131 (Mp SS 2/8)
provenance unknown.(2)


The Rosetta Stone

London
British Museum

What does the Rosetta Stone say?

LITERARY TEXTS

Literary text(?): P.Duk.inv. 887r

UNIDENTIFIED TEXTS


Università di Lecce
Dem. P. 1

Università di Lecce
Dem. P. 2

Università di Lecce
Dem. P. 3

Università di Lecce
Dem. P. 4

Università di Lecce
Dem. P. 5

Università di Lecce
Dem. P. 6

Università di Lecce
Dem. P. 7

Università di Lecce
Dem. P. 8

Università di Lecce
Dem. P. 9

Università di Lecce
Dem. P. 10


On-line Presence of Collections, Institutions and Projects


On-Line Collections/Archives


Bibliography


Directories

The Abzu Directory Index includes the following directories:


Articles

Abercrombie, John R.

Archaeological Institute of America Electronic Publishing Experiment

Arzt, Peter.

Bagnall, Roger.

Bar Ilan, Meir. The British Library Board.

Centre for the Study of Ancient Documents.

Clarysse, Willy

Emmel, Stephen.

Gagos, Trianos and van Minnen, Peter. Johnson, Janet H.

Kiernan, Kevin S.

Kraft, Robert A.

Marchand, James W.

Nurminen, Antti.

O'Brien, Alexandra A.

Owen, Antoinette and Danzing, Rachel.

Stanley, Ted.

van Minnen, Peter.

Winter, J. G.


Notes

  1. See Ritner, Robert K. "A Property Transfer from the Erbstreit Archives," in Thissen, Heinz-J. and Zauzich, Karl-Th. (eds.). Grammata Demotika, Festschrift für Erich Lüddeckens zum 15. Juni 1983. (Wurzburg: Gisela Zauzich Verlag, 1984) pp. 171 -87, pls. 24-30 and Vleeming, Sven. "The Situation of the Fields of Erbstrei," in "Three Demotic Notes," Enchoria 15 (1987) pp. 210-11.

  2. See Doxiadis, Euphrosyne. The Mysterious Fayum Portraits. Faces from Ancient Egypt. (New York; Harry N. Abrams Inc.; 1995) Plate 111, p. 173 and p. 222b also Borg, Barbara. Mumienportrats: Chronologie und kultureller Kontext. (Mainz am Rhein: Verlag Philipp von Zabern (Deutsches Archaologisches Institute); 1996), pp. 30f., 91, 106, 122, 151, 155, 166, 171, 192 Taf. 1,2.

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