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Ancient Egyptian tax receipt translated

Researchers have translated a rare ancient Egyptian land-transfer tax receipt. Written in Greek on a piece of pottery, the receipt states that a person (the name is unreadable) and his friends paid a land-transfer tax that came to 75 "talents" (a unit of currency), with a 15-talent charge added on. The

Even the ancients complained about taxes

1,700-year-old inscriptions containing complaints about high taxes have been found in Turkey. "In addition to many historical artifacts, we uncovered some relics concerning the social life of the people during the excavation of the ancient city of Rhodiapolis. The most interesting among these relics was a tablet written by a messenger