London, University College, Petrie Museum
|Name:||London, University College, Petrie Museum|
University College London
Institute of Archaeology
Petrie Museum of Egyptian Archaeology
London WC1E 6BT
UK - England
|Contact:||S. Quirke (email@example.com) J. Tait (firstname.lastname@example.org)|
[all numbers that are not 'UC', are now obsolete]
- without prefix [immo UC?], numbers from 556 till 566 [stone]
- Coll. Edward, no number
- Fragm. Lat., number 1
- O. [= Ostracon, Greek], numbers from 36 till 476
- O. Coptic, numbers from 1 till 50
- O. Dem., numbers from 19 till 72
- O. Denderah, numbers from 2 till 18
- P., no numbers [Demotic papyri]
- P., number O (2)
- Petrie Cartonage, numbers 1B/D1 and 1B1/G2
- UC [= University College], numbers from 1592 till 71108
|Publications:||O.Tait Petrie; J.Tait, Demotic literature in the Petrie Museum, in: I.Andorlini et al. (eds.), Atti del XXII Congresso internazionale di papirologia Firenze 23-29 agosto 1998, II, Firenze 2001, pp.1229-1233 (demotic literary texts)|
|Work:||Two demotic tax lists from Rifeh will be included in the forthcoming volume "Counting the people", to be published by W. Clarysse, D.J. Thompson and W.J. Tait (P.Count 53 and 54).|
A new gallery at the Petrie Museum of Egyptian Archaeology, University College London, has been named in honour of Emeritus Professor Harry Smith, an expert in the language of ancient Egypt, who was at College for thirty years, and Edwards Professor and Head of the Egyptology Department.
The Gallery has been created with funds raised by the Friends of the Petrie Museum, a grant from the South East Museum Service and gifts from the Bloomsbury Summer School and other Egyptological Societies, and was opened by Professor Smith in the presence of 120 Friends and supporters. The Petrie collection of papyri forms one of the great, and most ancient, national and international treasures in manuscripts, including the earliest surviving Egyptian texts on medicine and mathematics.
For a survey of the demotic papyri in the Petrie Museum, see J.Tait, Demotic Literature in the Petrie Museum, Atti del XXII Congresso di Papirologia, Firenze 1998, (Firenze 2001), pp.1229-1233.
Demotic Rifeh papyri, both literary and documentary, derive from cartonnage; see http://www.digitalegypt.ucl.ac.uk/rifeh/cartonnage.html?
Greek and demotic ostraca found by Petrie