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Papyri in ancient Egypt: everything you need to know about it.

Lecture | Coptic Papyri and the History of Late Antique and Early Islamic Egypt

Saturday, 09 September 2023 at 17.00; Alain Delattre

Coptic papyrology was born almost 150 years ago, and since then the study of papyri and ostraca written in Coptic has yielded a wealth of information about Late Antique and Early Islamic Egypt. The lecture will look at some of the milestones in the history of the discipline and detail the prospects and challenges facing papyrologists. 

The lecture will be streamed on Facebook and will be available afterwards on the Museo Egizio YouTube channel.

National Workshop on Papyrus Restoration

Turin, June 26 - July 01, 2023

The Museo Egizio together with the Soprintendenza  and the Archivio di Stato in Turin is organising  a workshop on papyrus restoration, guided by the Diplom-Rest. Myriam Krutzsch (Egyptina Museum Berlin).

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7th International Summer School in Coptic Papyrology

Museo Egizio from 4 to 9 September 2023

An International Summer School in Coptic Papyrology, the seventh after Vienna 2006, Leipzig 2008, Strasbourg 2010, Heidelberg 2012, Barcelona 2014, and Paris 2018, will be held at the Museo Egizio in Turin from 3 to 10 September 2023. It will be organized by the Museo Egizio in collaboration with the Freie Universität Berlin and the Fondazione per le scienze religiose (Bologna).

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Temporary exhibition - The Gift of Thoth

Reading and writing in Ancient Egypt

On the occasion of the bicentenary of the deciphering of hieroglyphs by Jean-François Champollion, is opening a new temporary exhibition dedicated to reading and writing in Ancient Egypt. The exhibition is open from 7th December 2022 till 7th September 2023.

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Lecture | History, Content and Restoration of the so-called “Turin King List”

Tuesday, 27 September 2022 at 18.00; Myriam Krutzsch -Kim Ryholt-Susanne Töpfer

The manuscript, being the only true king list apart from Manetho which includes many kings who are otherwise unknown, was purchased by the consul B. Drovetti around 1820, and was seen and described for the first time by F. Champollion in 1824. Over the last 200 years, thanks to the efforts of numerous scholars, it was possible to combine most of the approximately 300 fragments. The last restoration took place in 1930 by H. Ibscher (Berlin) and E. Caudana (Turin), who cleaned and repositioned the fragments with thin strips of silk.  On the occasion of the 200th anniversary of the deciphering of the hieroglyphs, the papyrus was completely restored in 2022 by M. Krutzsch (Berlin). The restoration project followed the new reconstruction developed by K. Ryholt (Copenhagen), who in recent years has devoted himself to the study of manuscript. He added numerous fragments that were not included in previous editions and rearranged many other fragments that were included but in their wrong positions.

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Lecture | The Book of the Dead of Baki and the funerary tradition in Deir el-Medina

Wednesday, 25 May 2022 at 18.00; Sara Maria Demichelis and Elisa Fiore Marochetti

A manuscript shattered into thousands of pieces, reconstructed thanks to the collaboration between Egyptologists and restorers, reveals new aspects of the funerary tradition at Deir el-Medina at the dawn of the Ramessid age. This Book of the Dead for the scribe Baki, head of the construction works of the tomb of Sethi I in the Valley of the Kings, anticipates textual and iconographic elements that will inspire the works of local artists and reach their maximum expression in the decoration of the tomb of Queen Nefertari, wife of Ramesses II.


Conference on the occasion of the temporary exhibition of the cycle “Nel laboratorio dello studioso”.

Exhibition | Satire and humor in ancient Egypt

The "Erotic-satirical" papyrus restored

Thursday 9 December in Cuneo, at the Spazio Innov@tion (via Roma 17), opens the exhibition "Satire and humor in ancient Egypt. The restored papyrus", in which the so-called" Erotic-Satirical Papyrus" is exhibited, one of the first examples of graphic art comparable to modern comic strip. The exhibition will remain open to the public with free admission until Sunday 27 February 2022.  

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Presentation |"Beyond Classics: The Turin Papyrus Online Platform (TPOP)"

Sunoikisis Digital Classics Summer 2021 Session 15, Thursday July 22, 17:15-18:45 CEST

SunoikisisDC is a massively collaborative, international and open teaching programme for digital humanities and cultural heritage, delivered roughly at Masters level, which is streamed live and archived indefinitely on Youtube.

The online session consists of two parts; after an introductory part on the history of and objects in the museum's papyrus collection, the concept and structure of the “Turin papyrus online platform” (TPOP) will be presented.

Lecture |"The Turin Papyrus Collection: past, present and future"

Thursday 10 December 2020 at 6 pm (in Italian)

The Papyrus Collection contains around 700 manuscripts and over 17,000 papyrus fragments, documenting more than 3,000 years of material culture written in seven scripts  and eight languages. How do we take care of it? 

It will be possible to follow the conference in live streaming on the Museum's Youtube channel (also available afterwards).

Award Ceremony | Europa Nostra Awards

Monday 12 October 2020 at 6 pm

The Museo Egizio will host the award ceremony for the Turin Papyrus Online Platform (TPOP) project, which was awarded the Heritage Award / Europa Nostra Awards 2020 in the category 'research'.
The presentation is accessible online on the Museum's Facebook channel.


Monthly | Papyrus of the month

Papyri explained

Every month the team explains one of our papyri. 


Meetings | Project Meetings ‘Crossing Boundaries’

Trimester meetings of the project members

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Reopening | Exhibition rooms dedicated to the history of the Museo Egizio

including the famous Book of the Dead of Iuefankh, the Royal Canon and more

since 19 December 2019 


Temporary exhibition| Archeologia Invisibile

Patchwork - Restoring and studying papyri

from 13 March to 7 June 2020


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