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The Demotic Graffiti from the Temple of Isis on Philae Island

By Eugene Cruz-Uribe


This volume publishes 534 new demotic graffiti recorded at the temple of Isis on Philae Island, presented with drawings and photographs. New editions of 101 of the graffiti that were published by F. Griffith in his Catalogue of the Demotic Papyri in the Dodecaschoenus (1937) are published here. These reedited texts were mainly chosen because new drawings provided significant new readings from those made by Griffith, or they helped elucidate the scope and meaning of some of the new graffiti by placement. The volume also includes an essay interpreting the role of the graffiti in understanding the political and religious activities at Philae temple during the last centuries of worship of the goddess Isis, mainly by Nubian priests and pilgrims.

The Demotic Graffiti from the Temple of Isis on Philae Island

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    MVCAE vol. 3

    xvi + 322 pages (with 18 half tones and numerous drawings)

    8.5 x 11 inches

    ISBN 978-1-937040-47-5 (hardcover)

    ISBN 978-1-937040-48-2 (PDF)

    January 2016

  • Table of Contents

    List of Graffiti Published by Griffith Reedited in This Volume

    List of Figures





    Portico of Nectanebo

    West Colonnade and Adjoining Wall

    East Colonnade

    Great Pylon

    East Colonnade between the Pylons

    Mammisi, West Colonnade

    Mammisi, East Colonnade

    Mammisi, North Colonnade

    Mammisi, Exterior South, and Portico

    Mammisi, Chamber 1, West Side

    Mammisi, Chamber 1, East Side

    Mammisi, Roof “Tank”

    Second Pylon

    Pronaos, Naos

    Temple Roof, Naos, and Pronaos

    Gate of Hadrian

    Temple of Imhotep

    Temple of Arsenuphis

    Temple of Hathor

    Kiosk of Augustus


    Index of Personal Names

    Indexes of Royal Names and Deities

    Index of Titles

    Index of Words

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