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Title: Epigraphic Notes on the Sabkhat Bardawil and el-Arisch Region in the Northern Sinai
Author(s): VERRETH, H.
Journal: Ancient Society
Volume: 28 Date: 1997
Although the northern Sinai was definitely part of Egypt since the end of the first century AD, there is little consistency in the scholarly treatment of the epigraphic texts from this area. In the Supplementum Epigraphicum Graecum the inscriptions appear under the heading of both Egypt and Palestine, in L’Année Épigraphique under the heading of Egypt, while in the Sammelbuch they have not been systematically included. Some texts are not even listed in the larger corpora and have therefore remained virtually unnoticed. The present paper brings together the inscriptions found in the region between Sabkhat Bardawil and el-Arisch, i.e. the territory of the ancient cities of Ostrakine and Rinokoloura. For each text there is a basic bibliography with indication of photographs or facsimiles and a concise commentary; for some texts corrections are proposed.