Skip to comments.Oldest Egyptian writing on papyrus displayed for first time
Posted on 07/14/2016 3:35:11 PM PDT by NormsRevenge
Cairo (AFP) - The Egyptian Museum in Cairo is showcasing for the first time the earliest writing from ancient Egypt found on papyrus, detailing work on the Great Pyramid of Giza, antiquities officials said Thursday.
The papyri were discovered near Wadi el-Jarf port, 25 kilometres (15 miles) south of the Gulf of Suez town of Zafarana, the antiquities ministry said.
The find by a French-Egyptian team unearths papers telling of the daily lives of port workers who transported huge limestone blocks to Cairo during King Khufu's rule to build the Great Pyramid, intended to be his burial structure.
One document was a "diary by government official Merer (the beloved) with statistics and administrative details" of his work, said Sayed Mahfouz, who co-led the 2013 discovery.
Merer led a team of around 40, according to the ministry.
The documents also list revenues transferred from various Egyptian provinces to feed pyramid builders and pay their wages, Mahfouz said.
Revenue was written in red, while what was paid to workers would be written in black, said Mahfouz.
"It gives for every day an account of the work of this crew transporting limestone blocks from the quarries of Turah on the east bank of the Nile to the Pyramid of Khufu at Giza plateau through the Nile and its canals," the ministry said.
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A papyri is displayed in the Egyptian Museum in Cairo during an exhibition
of King Khufu's papyris, on July 14, 2016 (AFP Photo/Mohamed El-Raai)
In the upper right, it says Eat at Sal’s Pizza Palace. ;-)
well, it used to,, maybe.
I think it says that plans not meeting Khufucare standards will be taxed at a higher rate than papyrus plans.
But nowadays it's revenues black, expenses red.
Dang. We've had it wrong all these millenia.
Nope, deficit spending by governments goes WAY back, that’s all.
“be sure to drink yor khufu-tine”
any find that helps explain how the pyramids were built and the numbers of those involved is pretty darn cool
There is nothing explaining HOW or WHEN the pyramids were built. Everything known is based on either hearsay or forgeries and boasting. All else is a party line.
Note: this topic is from . Thanks NormsRevenge.
I guess the part about the flying saucers is missing.
IOW, Tax records............................
Thousands and thousands of small clay tablets can be found strewn all over the Levant, even along the sides of roads, but archaeologists did not know what they were until they had deciphered the cuneiform writings.
Common belief is they were slaves. Or are we talking supervisors here?
A crummy commercial! Son of a bitch!
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