In the papyrus Graux 27, dating back to the year 15 of Septimus Severus (207 AD), month of Mecheir, coming from Siwa Oasis (as shown in the text where the name of the oasis in Roman times is used twice), at the lines 7 and 9, appears the name of a village of the oasis (κώμης Θαγρο̣υ̣) that someone, for reasons of assonance, proposed to identify with the village of Dakrūr but that is very dubious. Text and image come from: Papyrus Graux II (P. Graux 9 à 29) by Hélène Cuvigny
The Siwa's oracle is present everywhere in our western culture and this is what fascinated me at the beginning of my studies. and this is what fascinated me at the beginning of my studies. In the temple of Christianity, the Sistine Chapel, inside the Vatican, Michelangelo Buonarroti has realized the most famous cycle of frescoes in the history of art and, in this great masterpiece, there is also the Siwa's oracle under the name of "Sibilla Libica" where "sibilla" is the Latin
among the ancient authors is that of Diodoro Siculo in the "Bibliotheca Historica, XVII 50, 1-7 written in Greek in the 50 b.C. (about) he writes:
"50,1) The land where this temple lies is surrounded by a sandy desert and waterless waste, destitute of anything good for man. The oasis is fifty furlongs in length and breadth and is watered by many fine springs, so that it is covered with all sorts of trees, especially those valued for their fruit. It has a moderate climate lik
The shipment is headed by Hassan Bey Shamashurghi who has about 2000 soldiers (Belgrave says 1300) "The battle lasted for three hours, but the Siwans this time were no match for modern artillery. They had to yield to this superior force, and were forced to pay a tribute of some 2,000 pounds, a significant amount in those days and especially to the Siwans who had little hard currency. " The military expedition is accompanied by many Europeans wishing to visit the Temple of the
"[2.32] I did hear, indeed, what I will now relate, from certain natives of Cyrene. Once upon a time, they said, they were on a visit to the oracular shrine of Ammon, when it chanced that in the course of conversation with Etearchus, the Ammonian king, the talk fell upon the Nile, how that its sources were unknown to all men. Etearchus upon this mentioned that some Nasamonians had once come to his court, and when asked if they could give any information concerning the uninhab
Drovetti (1776-1852) and his followers using a plumb line to measure the head.
The original drawing - made in black pencil by Jean-Pierre Granger (draftsman of the Count of Forbin) in the autumn of 1818 - is in the Louvre (RF399). It should be noted that in "almost all reproductions, the shot has been reversed". Here is the interpretation that Jean-Jacques Fiechter ("La moisson des dieux - La grande aventure de l'égyptologie") gives about the characters: Bernardino Drovetti