Ancient writing systems in the Mediterranean

A critical guide to electronic resources


- (7th century BC – 5th century AD)

Map of places

  1. Armant (Provenance), 'Demotic graffito between hieroglyphs and coptic magical signs; Armant (Upper Egypt)' (image)
  2. Deir el-Medina (Provenance), 'Painted Demotic Inscription, Graeco-Roman era; Deir el-Medina, Theban west bank, hypostyle hall of the Temple of Hathor ' (image)
  3. Egypt (Place of origin)
  4. Louvre Museum (Place held), 'Act of loan written on papyrus in hieratic abnormal, 704 BC ca. (XXV dynasty), Paris, Louvre Museum' (image)
  5. Louvre Museum (Place held), 'Employment contract on pottery container, 592 BC (XXVI Dynasty), Paris, Louvre Museum' (image)
  6. Louvre Museum (Place held), 'Lease on papyrus, Thebes, 533 BC (XXVI Dynasty), Paris, Louvre Museum' (image)
  7. Louvre Museum (Place held), 'Tombs inventory on wooden tablet, 550 BC (end of XXVI dynasty); Paris, Louvre Museum' (image)
  8. Ramesseum (Provenance), 'Ostrakon with demotic inscription (names list with patronymics), from the Ramesseum (?); Milan, provate collection' (image)
  9. el-Kab (Provenance), 'Demotic graffito; el-Kab (Upper Egypt)' (image)