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Middle Kingdom land allocation

Land allocation
1 Year 26 [9], 4th month of Harvest [1] (Mesori), day 2 [Land arura]
2 Balance sheet of land of the uab [2] in charge of the corps [3], //////tuteran's son, Heru [arable] [garden] [Total]
3 Number of workmen going out (?): enumeration of the Year 33 [10], the workmen therein, 8½ arura [4], 1½ arura, 5 men 42½ 50
4 Due to him of land offering, at 2 arura to 1 workman 5 5
5 Total 47½ 55
6 Paid to him from amongst this list
7 Land of She Sebek: irrigated land (?) south of the lake of King Khakaura [5], deceased, which is on the south side of the farm (?) of Ay (?), north of what was given him for a garden ////// 30 30
8 Territory of ////// irrigated land (?) /// south of Hetep Usertesen [6], deceased, north of ////// [20 (?)] 20
9 Total [50 (?)] 50
10 What was given to him for a garden [by (?)] King Nemaatre [7], living for ever to eternity in Hetep Usertesen //////
11 Land of She Sebek [[8] [irrigated land (?) south (?)] of the lake of King Khakaura, deceased, which is in She'ui [and south (?)] of what was given to him [for the workmen, &c.]
12 [north of] this lake ////// in She'ui ////// [3] [3]
13 Territory of ////// ////// [2] [2]
14 [Total] [5 (?)]

Francis LLewellyn Griffith, ed. The Petrie Papyri: Hieratic Papyri from Kahun and Gurob, p.52


[1]   4th month of Harvest: 13th June - 13th July
[2]   uab: wab-priest
[3]   corps: of workmen
[4]   arura: about 2700m²
[5]   Khakaure: Senusret III, (c. 1878-1841)
[6]   Hetep Usertesen: Kahun, town near the Pyramid of Senusret II (Khakhperre) (c. 1882-1878)
[7]   Nemaatre: Amenemhet III (c. 1841-1796)
[8]   She Sebek: Lake of Sebek, the Faiyum
[9]   Year 26: of the reign of Amenemhet III
[10] Year 33: apparently of the reign of Senusret III

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