Thursday, December 16, 2021

Egyptian ostraca galore!

EGYTPTIAN EPIGRAPHY: Cache of 13,000 ostraca unearthed in Upper Egypt's Sohag (Nevine El-Aref, Ahram).
A German-Egyptian mission at Al-Sheikh Hamad archaeological site in Tel Atribis in Sohag has unearthed a collection of 13,000 ostraca (clay vessel fragments) which bear engraved text in demotic, hieratic, Coptic, Greek and Arabic, the Egyptian Ministry of Antiquities and Tourism said on Wednesday.
Christian Latis, head of the German mission ... suggests that the text written on the ostraca indicates that the area may have housed a school for teaching demotic, hieratic, hieroglyphic and Greek writing.

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