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What is available online?

The Turin Papyrus Online Platform is designed to be dynamic! Our data and information are periodically updated, meaning the database changes and grows over time as new information and records become available.

Non-registered users

For non-registered users, a total of 55 papyri ranging from the Old Kingdom up until the Ptolemaic period are visible on this website. The texts are diverse in nature and include administrative texts, literary texts, letters, funerary texts such as Book of the Dead papyri, etc. High resolution photographs, general description in English, and in some cases a transliteration, translation and hieroglyphs are provided for these papyri. 

  • 35 hieratic manuscripts
  • 10 cursive-hieroglyphic papyri
  • 10 Demotic documents
  • 37 of the above papyri are currently on display in the galleries of the Museo Egizio (Sala 02, 05, 06, 07, 08, 12)

More information about these documents and uploads of further papyri will be available in the near future!

Registered users

As a registered user you can log into our online database (TPOP), where you will find an ever expanding collection of papyri from the museum. Besides having access to photos of papyri on display in the galleries, you will also have the unique opportunity of seeing photos of published and unpublished papyri that are held in the storerooms of the Museo Egizio.

The hieroglyphs, transliterations and translations of the texts are added by Egyptologists on a regular basis, which means that you will gain access to the most recent research and discoveries about these texts. Currently over 230 entries are accessible to registered users on the TPOP, mostly consisting of texts of Ramesside hieratic papyri from Deir el-Medina.

  • 218 hieratic manuscripts
  • 10 cursive-hieroglyphic papyri
  • 10 Demotic-Greek documents

In the future this number will be expanded by also adding more hieratic papyri from other periods in Egyptian history, as well as all the abnormal hieratic, Demotic, Coptic and Arabic manuscripts in the Turin collection.

Museo Egizio