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Ancient Egyptian Texts:  8.15


REPORT ON MIGRANTS


Text:   P. Lille dem. 32 
Provenance:   Kom Medinet Ghuran   ( Ghôran )
Date:   264/3 B.C.
Language:   Demotic
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 :   [83].  .  . .
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.
 Remainder:   15
The crowd of homeless individuals (?) was again not provided with canvas tents.


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