Ostracon

19th Dynasty

1240 BC

Ostracon with register of attendance at work. Labelled ‘Year 40’ of Ramses II, it provides a workmen’s register for 280 days of the year. There are twenty-four lines of Late Egyptian hieratic on the front and twenty-one lines on the back. A list of forty names is arranged in columns on the right edge of each side, followed to the left by dates written in black in a horizontal line. Above most dates is a word or phrase in red, indicating the reason why this individual was absent from work on that date.

(Source: The British Museum)

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    Ostracon con un registro de asistencia al trabajo, etiquetado en el “año 40 de Ramsés” (1240 aC, aproximadamente).
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    I love things like this. Little glimpses of what life was like.
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