Stela of Parthenios

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James Blake Wiener
published on 13 November 2017

This sandstone stela was made in what is present-day Egypt around 66 CE. The script is in Demotic. Parthenios oversaw the finances at the Temple of Isis in Koptos (modern Qift, Egypt) from c. 18-63 CE. This stela details an offering made to the ancient Egyptian gods. (Pushkin Museum, Moscow)

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James Blake Wiener
James is a writer and former Professor of History. He holds an MA in World History with a particular interest in cross-cultural exchange and world history. He is a co-founder of World History Encyclopedia and formerly was its Communications Director.

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