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The Papyrus Berlin P. 10500 A-B and the Region of Sharuna

  • Jérémie Florès


This paper deals with the geography of the region of Sharuna in Middle Egypt. It focuses especially on the toponym wwt-n(y)-Sbk inscribed on P. 10500 A-B, also called “Sharuna Papyrus”. Because the document lacks an exact archaeological provenance, this study is of major interest. Similar place names (wt + nominal genitive) are analysed. Based on the results obtained, it is highly conceivable that wwt-n(y)-cbk was in the vicinity of the ancient wt-nsw. The geographical situation of Sharuna, the topography of Middle Egypt, the state policy during the IIIrd millennium in the region and finally the local belief represent elements that fit particularly well with the information conveyed by the place name wwt-n(y)-cbk. Moreover, considering the contents of P. 10500 A-B, an original location of the papyrus in the tomb of one of the of Kom el-Ahmar/Sawaris has been suggested.

Online erschienen: 2021-11-10
Erschienen im Druck: 2021-11-05

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