Papyrus Kahun London UC 32118A


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Present location
Europe » Great Britain » (Cities K-N) » London » Petrie Museum of Egyptian Archaeology

Inventory number: UC 32118A

Find spot
Between Cairo and Assiut » Between el-Fayum and Beni Hasan » West Bank » el-Lahun
Era and Dynasty Dates » Pharaonic Period » Middle Kingdom » 12th Dynasty, Era and Dynasty Dates » Pharaonic Period » 2nd Intermediate Period » 13th Dynasty
Text type
Medical fragment
Organic » Fiber (from plants and animals) » Papyrus
Object type
Artefact » Writing surfaces » Scroll
Hieroglyphs » Cursive Hieroglyphs
Egyptian-Coptic » Egyptian » Middle Egyptian

- Collier – Quirke 2004: M. A. Collier – S. G. C. Quirke, The UCL Lahun Papyri. Religious, Literary, Legal, Mathematical, and Medical, British Archaeological Reports – International Series 1209 (Oxford 2004), 68–69.

Bibliographic references

- Beckerath 1997: J. v. Beckerath, Chronologie des pharaonischen Ägypten, Münchner Ägyptologische Studien 46 (Mainz 1997).

- Collier – Quirke 2002: M. Collier – S. Quirke, The UCL Lahun Papyri: Letters, British Archaeological Reports – International Series 1083 (Oxford 2002).

- David 1998: R. David, Foreword: Petrie at "Kahun", in: S. Quirke (Ed.), Lahun Studies (Reigate 1998), ix–xiii.

- Gallorini 1998: C. Gallorini, A reconstruction of Petrie’s excavation at the Middle Kingdom settlement of Kahun, in: S. Quirke (Ed.), Lahun Studies (Reigate 1998), 42–59.

- Hornung – Krauss – Warburton 2006: E. Hornung – R. Krauss – D. A. Warburton, Ancient Egyptian Chronology, Handbook of Oriental Studies. I, 83 (Leiden/Boston 2006).

- Luft 1998: U. Luft, The Ancient Town of el-Lâhûn, in: S. Quirke (Ed.), Lahun Studies (Reigate 1998), 1–41.

- Quirke 2005: S. Quirke, Lahun. A town in Egypt 1800 BC, and the history of its landscape, London 2005.

- Ryholt 1997: K. S. B. Ryholt, The Political Situation in Egypt during the Second Intermediate Period c. 1800-1550 B.C., Carsten Niebuhr Institute Publications 20 (Copenhagen 1997).

A complete bibliography can be found here.

Dr. Peter Dils

Translation and Commentary

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