The siege of Abydos was an episode in the revolt of Upper Egypt at the start of the 2nd century B.C. During the siege, Philokles wrote these Greek graffiti in the temple of Seti I. A year or two earlier, in the same building, a supporter of the rebels had written an inscription in Egyptian, but using the Greek alphabet, which is dated to the 5th year of the native pharaoh Hyrgonaphor - see The great revolt of the Egyptians, by Willy Clarysse, Text 3.
[A] I, Philokles, make obeisance to Sesostris and say "greetings".
[B] I, Philokles of Troizen the son of Hierokles, have come here and made obeisance to Sarapis.
[C] In the siege of Abydos. Year 6, Pauni 28.
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