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Title: Journal of a Frontier Official during the reign of Seti 1
Post by: theelf29 on September 11, 2007, 01:31:10 PM
From here (http://nefertiti.iwebland.com/frontierofficialjournal.htm), itself crediting Pritchard, James B. Ancient Near Eastern Texts. Princeton, 1969., pp., 258-259. (Papyrus Anastasi III). Of interest is the name of a prince of Tyre (Baal-Termeg) and Semitic names for Guardsmen at Gaza.

I
Year 3, 1st month of the 3rd season, day 15.
The Guardsman Baal-roy, son of Zippor, of Gaza, went up, who had two different despatches for Syria: the Commander of the Garrison Khay, one despatch; the Prince of Tyre Baal-termeg, one despatch.

II
Year 3, 1st month of the 3rd season, day 17.
The Chief of Bowmen of the Wells of Mer-ne-Ptah Hotep-hir-Maat--life, prosperity, health!--which is (on) the mountain range arrived for a (judicial) investigation in the fortress which is in Sile.

III
Year 3, 1st month of the 3rd season, day 22.
The Guardsman Thuti, son of Tjekrem, of Gaza, came, in company with Tjedet son of Shemu-Baal, of ditto, and Seth-mose, son of Apar-dagal, of ditto, who had with him, for the place where One was, (for) the Commander of the Garrison Khay, gifts and one despatch?
There went up the Guardsman Nakht-Amon, son of Tjer, of the Castle of Mer-ne-Ptah Hotep-hir-Maat - life, prosperity, health! - which is near Sar-ram, who had with him two different despatches for Syria: the Commander of the Garrison Pen-Amon, one despatch; the Steward (of) this town Ramses-nakht, one despatch.
There came the Overseer of the Stable of the town Mer-ne-Ptah Hotep-hir-Maat--life, prosperity, health !--which is in the district of the Arem, Pa-mer-khetem, son of Ani, who had with him two different despatches for the place where One was: the Commander of the Garrison Pa-Re-em-heb, one despatch; the Deputy Pa-Re-em-heb, one despatch.

IV
Year 3, 1st month of the 3rd season, day 25.
The Charioteer of the Great Stable of Ba-(en)-Re Meri-Amon--life, prosperity, health!--[of] the Court, In-wau, went up.


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