Letter: AIU XI.266

Letter AIU XI.266


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In PGP since 2021


Recto: Letter in Arabic script. Calligraphic (chancery?) hand, but no wide space between the lines. 6 lines from the middle of the letter are preserved. The sender urges the addressee to look after his friend/colleague Sulaymān the khawlī (variously translated as intendant, gardener, overseer, irrigation expert). If Sulaymān wishes to go down to al-Kawm al-Aḥmar ("the red mound," a pharaonic site in Upper Egypt), then the addressee should assist him and make sure that he is honored. Whatever crops (ghulla) he asks for should be given to him.