It includes religious, devotional, literary and administrative texts. There are 7 Hieroglyphic and 19 Hieratic papyri; all are funerary documents dating between the 14th century BC and the 2nd century AD. There are a further 166 Demotic fragments, mainly from the Ptolemaic period, and approximately 500 Coptic papyri. The 800 Arabic papyri consist of private letters, tradesmen's and household accounts. The Greek papyri number approximately 2,000 items.