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Medicine and Medical Science in Ancient Egypt: A Publication of Papyrus Louvre-Carlsberg

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Summary

The aim of my project is to publish a text edition of the ancient Egyptian medical text Papyrus Louvre-Carlsberg. The papyrus dates to c. 1450 BCE and is the second-longest medical text to survive from Egypt, measuring just over 6 meters in length. It is one of less than a few dozen medical papyri preserved from 3000+ years of ancient Egyptian history, and as such it adds significantly to the available source material. The publication of the papyrus – produced as a collaboration between the Louvre Museum and the Papyrus Carlsberg Collection – will take the form of a classical text edition, consisting of a translation with extensive commentary, in addition to a more broadly accessible monograph discussing the content of the text intended for specialists and non-specialists alike.