History and Projects

The Museo Egizio holds one of the world’s most significant papyrus collections. The Papyrus Collection comprises nearly 700 whole or reassembled manuscripts and over 17,000 papyrus fragments; documenting over 3,000 years of written material culture in seven scripts and eight languages.

The mission of the Museo Egizio is to produce knowledge on the basis of research that fosters sustainability. The curatorial department is studying the collection and engaging in research projects. Currently two PhD and one PostDoc project are financed by the Museo Egizio focusing on the publication of our papyri.

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