As part of the course, I had to submit a short paper covering my choice of six objects, chosen to explore a certain facet of the Ancient Egyptian history or culture.
I chose six papyruses from the collections of the Turin Egyptian Museum – or Museo Egizio di Torino, in Italian – that show a different face of Ancient Egypt… and feature magic, murder, mayhem and naked women.
Now that the course is over and my paper has been evaluated, I thought someone out there might be interested …
It’s a very simple, lightweight pdf document, eleven pages of loose text with some extra links for images1. You can read it online, or download it – it is distributed under a standard Creative Commons Attribution/Share Alike license.
I hope you’ll enjoy it.
Comments are very welcome.
- but who knows – one of these nights I might try and expand it a little and do a DeLuxe version… ↩