Research Collaborations

The mission of the Museo Egizio is to produce knowledge on the basis of research that fosters sustainability. We are collaborating with a number of researchers and conservators in order to make both the Turin papyri themselves and the research done on them understandable and accessible to the scholarly community and the non-Egyptologist public.

Turin King List/Royal Canon

Kim Ryholt (Copenhagen)

The “Turin King List” also known as “Royal Canon” has attracted the attention of Egyptologists since it entered the Museo Egizio in 1824 as part of the Drovetti collection. Over many years, Kim Ryholt has studied the papyrus and proposed a new arrangement of the fragments alongside a new interpretation of the text. The restoration was done in 2022 by Myriam Krutzsch (Berlin).The publication of the "King List" on the verso and the "Tax register" on the recto by Kim Ryholt, Fredrik Hagen and Rob Demarée is ongoing and planed for 2023. 

Goldmine Papyrus

Andreas Dorn (Uppsala) and Stéphane Polis (Liège)

The so-called “Turin Papyrus Map” or “Goldmine Papyrus”, despite being one of the most famous papyri from Egypt, has never been published properly. This is about to change due to the research of Andreas Dorn  and Stéphane Polis, who are preparing a proper publication of both the map on the recto and all the verso texts on this more than two meter-long papyrus. 


Eve Menei (Paris)

The Fondazione CRC Cuneo was providing financial support to employ the restorer Eve Menei who was taking care of the conservation and new arrangement of the numerous fragments of the so-called “Erotic-Satirical Papyrus”. The papyrus is back on display in the Deir el-Medina room. 

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Master and PhD thesis

One of the goals of the Museo Egizio is to offer MA and PhD candidates the opportunity to study the collection. To mention some:

The Turin group of Amduat papyri was subject of the MA thesis of Enrico Pozzi (Venice) who encoded 18 manuscripts in TPOP.

The magical papyrus Cat. 1993 with the "Legend of Isis and Ra" was the subject of the MA thesis of Letizia Loprieno (Pisa) and fully encoded in TPOP (Doc ID 185) along with the parallels. 

Online and Book publications

° Rivista del Museo Egizio ° Studi del Museo Egizio ° Formazione e Ricerca

The Rivista del Museo Egizio includes a number of articles focusing on the written material culture housed at the Museo Egizio. The Museo Egizio launched a research monographs series Studi del Museo Egizio in four languages to make research and information on the Museum’s collection as widely available as possible. A number of monographs are dedicated to the publication of Turin papyrus manuscripts. Furthermore, free download of online publication within the series Formazione e Ricerca include publications dedicated to papyri as well. 

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