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Greek papyrus

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This fragment of papyrus, which was found at Oxyrhynchus (P. Oxy.IV 710), carries many different payments to the employees of the royal post, which included "carriers of documents" and a cameldriver. It is one of the rare Ptolemaic testimonies of the camel in Africa.

Present location

KMKG - MRAH [07/003] BRUSSELS

Inventory number

E.5935

Dating

PTOLEMAIC PERIOD

Archaeological Site

EL-BAHNASA

Category

PAPYRUS

Material

PAPYRUS

Technique

DOVETAIL (JOINT); WRITTEN WITH A REED PEN/REED WITH SPLIT NIB

Height

8 cm

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