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LETTER FROM THE ARAB GOVERNOR OF EGYPT

Greek text:  PLond 1346
Date:   A.D. 710.

{Superscription}   Aphrodito. About materials and provisions for Clysma, 8th indiction.

{In Arabic}   To the lord of Ashkuh to hasten the supplies for Clysma.

{Text of letter}   In the name of God, Kurrah son of Sharik, governor, to Basilius, administrator of the village of Aphrodito. We have requisitioned from your district various materials for the upkeep and equipment of the ships of Clysma, and also provisions for the sailors of the ships at the said Clysma, and we sent you the orders for these many days ago, writing to you to dispatch them promptly before the water subsides in the canal of Trajanus, and up till now you have sent nothing of these worth mentioning. On receiving the present letter, therefore, send immediately and on the very instant whatever of these things is wanted from your district, without the least deficiency and without requiring another letter from us about this matter, if indeed you are sensible and in possession of your wits. For you will learn that if you fail to send any of the said materials and provisions and the water has subsided, you will have to carry them by road as far as the said Clysma, paying the expense of porterage out of your private substance. Written on Tubi 8, 8th indiction.

{Addressed}   Kurrah son of Sharik, governor, to Basilius, administrator of the village of Aphrodito.

{Docketed}   Mecheir 15, 8th indiction. Brought by Said. Concerning the dispatch of the requirements for Clysma.


papyrus 433


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