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Cairo Ostracon 25218 love poem 1

In order to display this page correctly, you will need the Egyptian transliteration font made available by the Centre for Computer-aided Egyptological Research, Faculty of Theology, Utrecht University, Holland, Once you have entered that site, choose the top-level heading “egyptological resources” and scroll down the page to get to the link for the font. You will need the font if the letters after the word “Sample” below show in ordinary typeface - if the font has been correctly installed then when the page is refreshed you will see various additional marks above or below the letters.

Sample: AadDhxHXkqsS

1. As I extend these arms Hpt.i sw gbAw
2. hers spread wide wings about me st pSw dnH xr.i
3. like a soul in paradise mi nty m pwnt
4. like taking her hand in the blossoming reeds iw.f mi mai sy iw
5. stepping out into the brimming pools pry m dmdt [Sw]
6. yet for all these perfumes about this heart [swt] sty st nA ib
7. to me you are both balm and flower's fragrance ri mrHt sft