Leiden, National Museum of Antiquities
|Name:||Leiden, National Museum of Antiquities|
Rijksmuseum van Oudheden (RMO) [National Museum of Antiquities]
Telephone: + 31 71 516 31 63
|Inventarisation:||An article about the numbering systems in the Leiden museum is Maarten Raven, Numbering Systems in the Egyptian Department of the Rijksmuseum van Oudheden at Leiden, in: OMRO 72 (1992), p. 7-14|
1. Published in UPZ 01 (U. Wilcken)
2.O.Leiden gr. (edd. R.A. Bagnall, P.J. Sijpesteijn, K.A. Worp, 1980) : 375 Greek ostraca
O.Leid. dem. (ed. M.A.A. Nur El-Din, 1974) : 590 demotic ostraca
A popular book illustrates 25 papyrological highlights of the collection, from 19th century BC hieratic to 8th cent. AD Coptic : M.J.Raven, Van bies tot boekrol, Zutphen 1982.
The dream of Nectanebo (inv. AMS 67; UPZ 01 80 = LDAB 6863 ; no. 14 in the abovementioned book).
Papyrus Insinger (inv. F 95/5.1) : demotic wisdom text from the Roman period, containin no less than 35 columns (no.18 in the abovementioned book)
The Leiden papyrus collections starts in 1818, when Reuvens buys the egyptological collection of J.-B. de Lescluze, who had acquired it himself through Anastasi. This collections contained 3 hieratic funerary papyri. Other funerary papyri were acquired in 1827-1828, when the collections of Anastasis himself was acquired, including more than 80 papyri (inventarised as AMS). Reuvens also bought papyri from the Salt collection. Between 1843 and 1885 Reuvens' successor Leemans published already two volumes with Leiden papyri. J.H.Insinger, who lived in Luxor, bought mostly Coptic papyri, but also the famous demotic wisdom text, now called after him.
1. Greek and demotic papyri from the katochoi archive, from the archive of Chonouphis
2. Collection of Greek and demotic ostraca