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.

MA and PhD Projects

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

Research projects MA-thesis

  • Enrica Ciccone, Il cosiddetto “Papiro Giallo” Torino Cat. 1770: analisi filologica, iconografica e comparativa di un imy-dwAt di XXI dinastia (University of Pisa)

  • Letizia Loprieno, Il Libro magico di Iside: edizione critica completa del papiro Torino Cat. 1993 (University of Pisa)

  • Silvia Romano, Le versioni papiracee del Libro della vacca celeste conservate nel Museo Egizio di Torino (Cat. 1982 e CGT 54078)  (University of Pisa)

Research projects PhD-thesis

  • Mariantonietta Pascalicchio, Reconstructing the business archive of the temple of Hathor from Pathyris: political, economic, and social attitudes of local priests between the 2nd and the 1st century BCE (Katholieke Universiteit Leuven)

  • Enrico Pozzi, Amduat Papyri (University of Lausanne)

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. 

Arabic and Coptic Papyri

There are still hundreds of unpublished papyrus documents in the collection, mainly written in Greek, Coptic and Arabic. The study of these manuscripts is the subject of some collaborative research and publication projects. To name some:

  • Petra Sijpesteijn, Arabic Papyri in the Museo Egizio (Università di Leida)

  • Participants of the 7th International Summer School in Coptic Papyrology: Publication of the Coptic documentary papyri in the Museo Egizio 


Eve Menei (Paris) and Myriam Krutzsch (Berlin)

Thanks to the support of institutions such as Gli Scarabei (Associazione Sostenitori Museo Egizio di Torino) or the Fondazione CRC Cuneo, the Museo Egizio can employ highly experienced papyrus restorers who take care of the conservation and new arrangement of some of the famous Turin papyri such as  the so-called Erotic-Satirical Papyrus” or the "Turin King List". 

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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