Kahun Gynaecological Papyrus

Metadata

knowledge domains
keywords
Alternative Names
Gynäkologischer Papyrus / Gynaecological Papyrus
Present location
Europe » Great Britain » (Cities K-N) » London » Petrie Museum of Egyptian Archaeology

Inventory number: UC 32057

Online collections
Find spot
Between Cairo and Assiut » Between el-Fayum and Beni Hasan » West Bank » el-Lahun
Date
Era and Dynasty Dates » Pharaonic Period » Middle Kingdom » 12th Dynasty
Text type
Medical book
Material
Organic » Fiber (from plants and animals) » Papyrus
Object type
Artefact » Writing surfaces » Scroll
Script
Hieratic
Language
Egyptian-Coptic » Egyptian » Middle Egyptian
Editions

- Collier – Quirke 2004: M. A. Collier – S. G. C. Quirke, The UCL Lahun Papyri. Religious, literary, legal, mathematical, and medical, British Archaeological Reports – International Series 1209 (Oxford 2004), 58–64.

- Griffith 1898 I: F. L. Griffith, The Petrie Papyri. Hieratic Papyri from Kahun and Gurob (principally of the Middle Kingdom). I. Text (London 1898), 5–11.

- Griffith 1898 II: F. L. Griffith, The Petrie Papyri. Hieratic Papyri from Kahun and Gurob (principally of the Middle Kingdom). II. Plates (London 1898), pl. 5–6.

- Stevens 1975: J. Stevens, Gynaecology in Ancient Egypt. The Papyrus Kahun. A Translation of the Oldest Treatise on Gynaecology that has survived from the Ancient World, in: The Medical Journal of Australia 2, 1975, 949–952.

Bibliographic references

- Beckerath 1997: J. v. Beckerath, Chronologie des pharaonischen Ägypten. Die Zeitbestimmung der ägyptischen Geschichte von der Vorzeit bis 332. v. Chr., Münchner Ägyptologische Studien 46 (Mainz am Rhein 1997).

- Collier – Quirke 2002: M. A. Collier – S. G. C. Quirke, The UCL Lahun Papyri. Letters, British Archaeological Reports – International Series 1083 (Oxford 2002), v–xiii.

- Collier – Quirke 2006: M. A. Collier – S. G. C. Quirke, The UCL Lahun Papyri. Accounts, British Archaeological Reports – International Series 1471 (Oxford 2006), 3–5.

- Gallorini 1998: C. Gallorini, A reconstruction of Petrie’s excavation at the Middle Kingdom settlement of Kahun, in: S. Quirke (Ed.), Lahun Studies (Reigate 1998), 42–59.

- Hornung – Krauss – Warburton 2006: E. Hornung – R. Krauss – D. A. Warburton, Ancient Egyptian Chronology, Handbook of Oriental Studies 83 (Brill/Leiden/Boston 2006).

- Quirke 2009: S. Quirke, Contexts for the Lahun Lists; in: I. Régen – F. Servajean (Ed.), Verba manent. Recueil d’édutes dédiées à Dimitri Meeks par ses collègues et amis, Cahiers de l’ENiM 2 (Montpellier 2009), 363–386.

- Westendorf 1999: W. Westendorf, Handbuch der altägyptischen Medizin, Handbuch der Orientalistik I 36,1 (Leiden/Boston/Köln 1999), 8–11, 412–417, 426, 429–435.

A complete bibliography can be found here.

Author
Dr. Ines Köhler
Contributors
Dr. Peter Dils

Translation and Commentary

Full metadata, translation and commentary see German version.