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Texts from Excavations

Texts from Excavations publish the results of the philological study of texts discovered by the Society in Egypt.

 

Our most recent publication in this series:

J D Ray (2013) Demotic Ostraca and Other Inscriptions from the Sacred Animal Necropolis, North Saqqara (Texts from Excavations 16).

 

This volumes publishes more than four hundred ostraca from the Sacred Animal Necropolis at North Saqqara..

Texts include literary and magical compositions, remains that argue for the existence of a scribal school of some kind, a short oracular question, various dedications to the gods of the Necropolis, an appeal to the Mother of the Apis, lists of payments and divine images, and a document of self-sale or self-hire which is probably the earliest such document so far recognised.

 

Earlier volumes include:

 

J D Ray (2011) Texts from the Baboon and Falcon Galleries: Demotic Hieroglyphic and Greek Inscriptions from the Sacred Animal Necropolis, North Saqqara (Texts from Excavations 15)

This volume features all the graffiti from the Baboon and Falcon galleries at the Sacred Animal Necropolis, North Saqqara, excavated by the Egypt Exploration Society by Bryan Emery between 1966 and 1971.
   

H S Smith et al. (2011) The Sacred Animal Necropolis at North Saqqara: The Mother of Apis Inscriptions (Texts from Excavations 14)

Volume I: The Catalogue / Volume II: Commentaries and Plates

The Mother of Apis inscriptions (534-41 BC), found in 1966-71 in and outside the Mother of Apis Catacomb at North Saqqara by the Egypt Exploration Society, comprise the stelae and graffiti of the masons who constructed the catacomb and of the priests who oversaw the work and conducted the burial and other rituals for the cows.

 

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