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HIERATISCHE LESESTCKE

FR DEN

AKADEMISCHEN GEBRAUCH


HERAUSGEGEBEN


VON

GEORG MLLER




ERSTES HEFT


ALT UND MITTELHIERATISCHE TEXTE


ZWEITE, UNVERNDERTE AUFLAGE
















LEIPZIG
J. C. HINRICHSSCHE BUCHHANDLUNG
1927

Hieratic Readings

For Academic Use

Published

By

George Mller

First Fascicle

Old - And Middle Hieratic Texts

Second, Unrevised Edition




English Translation

By

Russell Littlecreek
2006









Leipzig
J.C. Hinrichssche Buchhandlung
1927











Vorwort

Mit der vorliegenden Sammlung habe ich lediglich das Ziel im Auge, fr gyptologische
bungen auf Universitten geeigneten Lesestoff aus hieratischen Handschriften in
zuverlssiger Gestalt zugnglich zu machen. Die Texte sind, soweit es sich um Papyri des
Berliner Museums handelt, unter steter Vergleichung der Originale auf Photographien
oder Gelatinedurchzeichnungen autographiert.

Die notwendigsten Angaben ber Inhalt und Alter der Handschriften sind den einzelnen
Abschnitten vorausgeschickt. Als Hilfsmittel setze ich meine Hieratische Palographie
(Leipzig, im gleichen Verlage, Bd. 1:1909) voraus; die Zahlen, welche ich seltenen oder
besonders unregelmig gestalteten Zeichen im Texte beigefgt habe, beziehen sich auf
die in dieser Arbeit durchlaufenden Ziffern. Aufschlu ber grammatische Fragen findet
der Benutzer, soweit es sich um die Lesestcke des vorliegenden ersten Heftes handelt, in
Ermans gyptischer Grammatik (2. Auflage Berlin 1902, 3. Auflage in Vorbereitung), den
Wortschatz wird ihm das gyptische Glossar desselben Autors (Berlin 1904) liefern.

Gr. Lichterfelde b. Berlin
Georg Mller.









Foreword

With this collection, I have only the goal in mind, of making suitable
reading material from hieratic manuscripts in reliable form, accessible for
egyptological exercises in universities. The texts, as far as it concerns the
papyri of the Berlin Museum, are autographed on photographs or gelatin
copies constantly collated with the originals.
The indispensable information about contents and age of the
manuscripts precede each section. As an aid, my Hieratic paleography
(Leipzig, from the same publisher, Vol. 1:1909) is required; the figures,
which I have added to rare or especially irregular formed signs in the text,
are referring to the figures running in this work. The user will find
explanations about grammatical questions, as far as it concerns the reading
passages of the present first fascicle, in Erman's Egyptian Grammer (2nd
edition Berlin 1902, 3rd edition being prepared), the vocabulary will be
given to him by the Egyptian Glossary of the same author (Berlin 1904).


Gr. Lichterfelde b. Berlin
Georg Mller.











Inhalt von Heft I

Seite
1. Texte Aus Hatnub . . . . 1
2. Aus dem Papyrus Prisse . . . 2
3. Lieder auf den Knig Sesostris III . . 4
4. Aus der Geschichte des Sinuhe . . 6
5. Aus der Geschichte des beredten Bauern . 12
6. Testament aus Illahun (Kahun) . . 17
7. Aus den Tempelakten aus Illahun . . 18
8. Briefe . . . . . . 18
9. Aus dem Rechnungsbuch des mittleren Reiches 20
10. Aus den Mrchen des Papyrus Westcar . 20
11. Aus dem mathematischen Papyrus Rhind . 22
12. Aus dem medizinischen Papyrus Ebers . 23











Contents of Fascicle I



Page
1. Texts from Hatnub . . . . . 1
2. From the papyrus Prisse . . . . 2
3. Hymns to the King Sesostris III . . . 4
4. From the story of Sinuhe . . . . 6
5. From the tale of the eloquent peasant . . 12
6. Testament from Illahun (Kahun) . . . 17
7. From the temple records of Illahun . . . 18
8. Letters . . . . . . . 18
9. From the "Account papyrus of the Middle Kingdom" 20
10. From the tales of wonder of the papyrus Westcar . 20
11. From the mathematical papyrus Rhind . . 22
12. From the medical papyrus Ebers . . 23
13. Appendix I English Translation . . . End

Appendix I
Page 1
1. Texts From Hatnub

Visitor inscriptions from the alabaster
quarries of the Old and Middle Kingdoms
not far from Tell Amarna.
Both texts out of the fourth year of the
nomarchwho lived about 50 years
before the ascent to the throne of the twelfth
dynasty.
The priest of Sechmet ()
speaks:

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Page 2
2. From the papyrus Prisse

Handwriting out of the beginning of the Middle kingdom, (which) contains maxims.
A.Title and introduction of the teachings of ()

B.
B.Warning about the women.


Page 3
C.
The marriage

D.
Conduct before superiors

E.
The obedient Son


Page 4
3. Hymns to the King Sesostris III
Probably recorded at the same time, from the city ruins of Illahun (Kahun)





Page 5
1.B
1.C
1.D


Page 6
4. From the story of Sinuhe
A. Handwriting of the thirteenth dynasty, found on the Theban west side, now in the
Berlin museum (P10499 verso)

a. The beginning of B (see next page) follows here directly.


Page 7
From the story of Sinuhe
A. Handwriting of the end of the twelfth or the Beginning of the thirteenth Dynasty
in the Berlin Museum (P3022)


a) writes throughout ()
b) P10499 verso 27
c) P10499 verso 27 omits ()
d) P10499 verso 28
e) P10499 verso 39
f) Omission. Here P10499 verso 43 in addition:



Page 8
From the story of Sinuhe
a) P10499 verso 45:
b) P10499 verso 47:
c) P10499 verso 53:



Page 9
From the story of Sinuhe

a) Omission. P10499 verso 59:
b) P10499 verso 62:
c) Omission. P10499 verso 67:
d) P10499 verso 68:
e) A long eulogy to the King follows

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Page 10
From the story of Sinuhe


Page 11
From the story of Sinuhe


Page 12

Sinuhe remains away from home for a long time where he,
especially after emerging victorious from a duel, is held in
greatest esteem. Finally he is given permission to return home.
Pardoned by the king, he ends his life in honor at the Egyptian court.


5. From the tale of the eloquent peasant.
A. Handwriting of the thirteenth dynasty, found on the Theban west side,
now in the Berlin museum (P10499 recto) - see page 6

(A list of the products follows which the (...) takes along.)


Page 13
From the tale of the eloquent peasant
B. The first 17 lines according to the fragments of the Amherst collection,
belonging together with the Berlin manuscript P.3023, from which the rest of
the extract given here, is taken. Additions according to Pap. Butler of the
British museum and, beginning from line 17, according to the Berl. P. 10499
recto.
All handwritings (are) from the end of the 12th or the beginning of the 13th
Dynasty.


a) P10499 recto line 38: () also Butler.
b) missing in P10499 recto 42/3
c) P10499 recto line 46 (), also Butler
d) Butler 31
e) also: Butler 32
(Amherst Fragments A-E)


Page 14 From the tale of the eloquent peasant


Additions according to P10499 (see above page 12)
a) P10499, recto 57:
b) P10499, recto:
(The last line P. Amherst, P3023,1-15)



Page 15
From the tale of the eloquent peasant


Page 16
From the story of the eloquent peasant
The peasant's speeches of complaint attract the attention of (...) who is keeping him
waiting, at the instigation of the king for other arranged tests of his eloquence. Only after
his ninth complaint are his rights attained. His speeches of complaint are recorded for the
king. ()




Page 17
6. Testament from the second year of (Amenemhet IV), from Illahun (Kahun)
Preceded by the testament of the brother (A) of the deceased from the 44th
year of Amenemhet III.

D. Inscription on the verso C. Lists of Witnesses


Mller Hieratic Readings I,



Page 18
7. From the temple records of Illahun (Kahun)
The first department takes over the inventory from the fourth department and
certifies its correctness. From the 9
th
year of Sesostris III.


B.
From the temple inventory, from the same document as the previous section.

8. Letters
A. Letters of superiors to subordinates
Original letter from the 4th year of Amenemhet III

Duplicate letter from the 6th year of Sesostris III, from the Temple records.


Page 19
. Duplicate letter from the 7th year of Sesostris III, from the Templerecords.
Announcement of the rise of Sirius.


B. Letters of subordinates to superiors.
. Original letter.

Address.


Page 20
. Duplicate letter, from the Temple records.

9 From the "Account papyrus of the Middle Kingdom
Manuscript from the end of the 13th dynasty, in Cairo. It contains the accounts of the
royal harem.


10 From the tales of wonder of the papyrus Westcar
Handwriting from the beginning of the Hyksos period, in the Berlin museum.
King Kheops lets his sons tell him about miracles which are said to have happened long
ago. As the last one, it is (...) turn: he declares he does not want to tell
unconfirmed reports, he is in a position to be able to show a magician still staying among
the living.


Page 21
(part of previous sentence)


(The prince is sent out to get the magician)


Page 22
11. From the mathematical papyrus Rhind.
Handwriting belongs to the Hyksos period; it is a copy of an older 12th dynasty version.


Page 23
12. From the medical papyrus Ebers
Handwriting from the beginning of the 18th dynasty in the Library of Leipzig University.
A. Diagnoses.
B. Prescriptions

Preparation of an eye salve.


Page 24
Against an eye disease.

. Against bladder troubles.

. Against srj.t.

c. Conjuring.


Page 25
Conjuring of an eye disease. (Leukoma)

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