Egyptian National Library (dâr
al-kutub al-miSrîya), formerly known as
- Contains over 2'000 papyri.
- The basis was laid by B. MORITZ (director from
1896-1911) with papyri from al-Fayyûm, Abû Sîr al-Malaq,
al-Ushmûnayn, al-Bahnasâ, Kôm Eshqawh,
Edfû, ( al-UqsurLuxor) and from the Nile Delta.
- Later acquisition of new pieces under MANSÛR
BEY FAHMÎ (director). The most important ones were acquired in
1939: the Arabica of the Egyptian Museum, stemming from Mît Rahîna,
Tebtynis (in al-Fayyûm), al-Hîba, Abûsîr al-Malaq,
al-Bahnasâ and al-Ushmûnayn.
- Publication of this collection started in 1905
(B.MORITZ, L. CAETANI, C.H. BECKER, A. GROHMANN).
- Publication starting in 1872 (F. LENOANT, E.
RÉVILLOUT - translated by MAC GUCKIN, DE SLANE,
G. MASPERO, P. CASANOVA, A. GROHMAN.
Museum of Islamic Art (matHaf al-fann al-islâmî):
- An important collection of papyri and papers, as well as ostraca
(from al-Fustât and Edfû) and writing materials.
Gayer-Anderson Museum (next to the mosque of
Ahmad b. Tulûn):
- A nice collection of papyri.
Institut Français d'Archéologie Orientale (IFAO):
- Apart from Greek papyri a large number of Arabic papyri, parchments
and ostraca (from Edfû).
- Publications starting in 1935 (J.D. WEILL).
- George MICHAÉLIDÈS.
- MOHAMMAD ALY BEY SÉOUDI (he had two pieces
published by Th. SEIF).
- ASAD MUHAMMAD ASAD.
- The traders of antiquities: SHÊKH ALÎ
MAHMÛD, AWWÂM, TANO, M. NAHMAN (some of these papyri
were acquired by G. MICHAÉLIDÈS, HASAN HUSNÎABD
- Two more significant collections (from the
two famous discoveries of al-Fayyûm), acquired in 1880ies from
E.Th. ROGERS and H. BRUGSCH.
- Belonging to HASAN HUSNÎ ABD AL-WAHHÂB
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- The basis was acquired in 1920.
- Publications (in prospect) by N. ABBOT.
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- All papyri originate from the ancient Tebtunis,
where GRENFELL and HUNT started the excavations. The majority being
written in Greek and Coptic some of them seem to be written in Arabic.
library of the Oriental Institute:
- A valuable collection, the basis for which was
laid by B. MORITZ and which was acquired by the university in 1929.
- Publications of important parts by N. ABBOT.
Duke Papyrus Archive:
- About 100 Arabic papyri a lot of which in fragments.
- No publications, but some of the literary papyri are available ONLINE.
- Arabic documents on papyrus, parchment and paper
- Publications by G. LEVI DELLA VIDA.
Museum of the University:
- Basis acquired in 1902 from properties of B.
MORITZ (probably found in al-Fayyûm and al-Ushmûnayn).
- Publications by G. LEVI DELLA VIDA.
- About 70 papyri, papers and amulets (magical
texts, letters, receipts, etc.).
- One publication in 1994 by Y. RÂGHIB,
some of the papyri are available ONLINE
- Acquisitions before 1877 ("First discovery
of al-Fayyûm") from al-Fayyûm, al-Bahnasâ,
enlarged in 1877 by the "First discovery of al-Fayyûm) (by
H. BRUGSCH and E.Th. ROGERS), later purchases and gifts from collections
(from Ihnâs, Nubia; from H. BRUGSCH and MOSSE-BRUGSCH, O. LOTH,
C. REINHARDT, M. NAHMAN, C.H. BECKER), German excavations in al-Ushmûnayn
(1905) and Elephantine (1907-08).
- Publications starting in 1880 by S. FRAENKEL,
O. LOTH, L. ABEL, C.H. BECKER, A. GROHMANN, H.I. BELL, W. DIEM.
- H. IBSCHER (papyri from Kôm Eshqawh /
- J. KURT (papyri from al-Ushmûnayn).
- A few fragments of Arabic papyri, unpublished?
- Originally three independent collections:
Originating from al-Fayyûm, Kôm
Esfaht (Antaeopolis), al-Ushmûnayn (Hermopolis magna) al-Bahnasâ
Publications by A. GROHMANN.
- papyri of the "Museum des Oberhessischen
Geschichtsverein" (P. Giss)
- papyri of the University library of Giessen
(P. bibl. univ. Giss)
- "Papyri Iandanae" (P. Iand.),
at first private property of K. KALBFLEISCH
- Papyri from al-Fayyûm, al-Bahnasâ,
al-Ushmûnayn, Edfû, Aswân.
- Published in 1937 by A. DIETRICH.
- First acquisition in 1897 by C. REINHARDT,
the papyri coming from al-Fayyûm, Gebelên, Akhmîm
- Gift of a former collection of the late C. REINHARDT
by F. SCHROTT in 1903 (about 1'000 Greek and Arabic papyri forming the
basis of the SCHOTT-REINHARDT collection)
- Later purchases of the "Deutsches Papyruskarussel",
excavations of the "Heidelberger Akademie der Wissenschaften"
and the "Freiburger wissenschaftlichen Gesellschaft" in Qarâra
and al-Hîba and some further acquisitions.
- Publications by C.H. BECKER (inter alia the
Qurra papyri), E. SEIDEL, R. SEIDER, A. GROHMANN, F. BILABEL
& G. GRAF (Wahb b. Munabbih), H.J. POLOTSKY,
G. MÉLAMÈDE, K. JAHN, A. DIETRICH (drugs), W. DIEM and
- Pieces of the "Second discovery of the Fayyûm" (1880).
- F. TÄSCHNER, acquired in 1930/31 in Cairo,
but destroyed during the Second World War - with the exception of two
papyri now in Oxford .
- According to A. Dietrich a large collection of papyri, the number
of which in Arabic is unknown.
- Arabic-Coptic text containing formulas of magic,
published by W.E. CRUM and A: KROPP.
Library of the Trinity College:
- Over 300 Arabic papyri and papers, about 30 Arabic-Coptic papyri and
- No publications.
British Museum (Department of Oriental printed books and
- Coming from Gême, al-Ushmûnayn, Kôm Eshqawh, Saqqâra,
al-Fayyûm: a small but excellent collection.
- Publications by W. WRIGHT, W.E. CRUM, C.H. BECKER,
H.I. BELL, F. BILABEL A. GROHMANN.
- Large collection (above all from the al-Ushmûnayn discovery
in 1898, which was sold in Cairo and the largest part of which was bought
up by C. Graf LANDBERG on behalf of Erzherzog RAINER; a first comparison
of the Viennese collection and the collection of Manchester was made
by the EARL OF CRAWFORD. Later acquisition of almost 1'500 paper fragments
from the Synagogue of Ben Ezra in al-Fustât.
- Publications by D.S. MARGOLIOUTH, W.E. CRUM,
- Some photocopies of the still unpublished papyri fragments are in
the Dâr al-Kutub in Cairo.
- Basis from the "First discovery from al-Fayyûm" in
1877, enlarged by later acquisitions from Kôm Eshqawh and the
TÄSCHNER collection from Münster.
- Publications by D.S. MARGOLIOUTH, B.P. GRENFELL,
A.S. HUNT, A. DIETRICH, G. KHAN.
- Largest and richest collection of Arabic papyri
(collected by Graf Jv. KARABACEK, Erzherzog RAINER, Th. GRAF starting
in 1882) - about 36'000 papyri, papers and ostraca.
- The papyri come from al-Fayyûm, al-Ushmûnayn,
Dimêh (Soknopaiu Nesos), al-Fustât, al-Bahnasâ.
- Publications by J. v. KARABACEK (about 4'000!),
K.W. HOFMEIER (KARABACEK's son-in-law), A. GROHMANN, Th. SEIF, K. JAHN,
N. ABBOT, W. DIEM, R.G. KHOURY, J. DIETHART.
Österreichische Akademie der Wissenschaften:
- A small collection acquired in 1914 from Cairo.
- Former property of A. GROHMANN.