Ancient Egyptian Texts: 8.15
REPORT ON MIGRANTS
Text: P. Lille dem. 32
Provenance: Kom Medinet Ghuran ( Ghôran )
Date: 264/3 B.C.
Translated by: H. Sottas
Format: see key to translations
The meaning of some of the figures in this report may be uncertain, but the overall picture is clear enough: the migration of hundreds of individuals, monitored and apparently enforced by government officials, in the Faiyum district. The translation is adapted from H. Sottas, "Papyrus démotiques de Lille", p. 83 ( archive.org ).
Individuals sent here during year 22 to be taken to the south. Total : 400.
Taken from here to the south in Epiphi, total : 385
Remainder : 15
Individuals who have come until 30 Mechir : 322
5 in Phamenoth : 30
Total : 352
Taken from here to the south in Phamenoth, total : 269
Remainder : . . . .
Total remainder : 98
10 Came until 30 Pachons : 130
on 10 Payni : 15
Total : 145
Total remainder : 243
Individuals who left Fayoum until 11 Payni, total : 707
. . . where it reached again . . . when we built on the sand.
15 Homeless individuals who did not find a canvas tent . . .
Barracks, tents of Armais the administrator, which were . . . : 30
Individuals of the nome who left and were provided with a home or a barrack: all except 30 out of 385 barracks
Subtract the remainder, total : 355
5 tents were sent to the city, out of 20 tents.
The crowd of homeless individuals (?) was again not provided with canvas tents.
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