Lectures

Sic parvis magna: Reconstructing papyri from Deir el-Medina kept in the Museo Egizio – Renaud Pietri

Sic parvis magna: Reconstructing papyri from deir El-Medina kept in the Museo Egizio
info@museitorino.it
011 44 06 903
Dal lunedì al sabato dalle ore 9:00 alle 18:30
On Tuesday 10th November 2022, at 6 pm, in collaboration with ACME (Amici e Collaboratori del Museo Egizio) we will host the lecture "Sic parvis magna: Reconstructing papyri from deir El-Medina kept in the Museo Egizio"  held by Renaud Pietri, University of Liège.

Around 12,000 fragments of papyri, likely discovered in the village of Deir el-Medina, near the ancient city of Thebes, and dating back to the Ramesside Period (ca. 1295-1069 BC), are kept in the Museo Egizio. Those fragments belong to larger documents, that are often partially lost and therefore can be described as “lacunary puzzles”, for which a long and patient work of reconstruction is needed. In the framework of the international project “Crossing Boundaries: Understanding Complex Scribal Practices in Ancient Egypt”, it has been possible to find new joins among those fragments, and hence to improve the reconstruction of several already known documents, or to identify new ones. This conference presents some results of this reconstruction work through several case studies.

Renaud Pietri was first trained in Art History and Philology in the Ecole du Louvre (Paris), and then defended his PhD on “Chariot in Egyptian mind  at University Paul Valéry Montpellier 3 in 2017. In 2019, he took part in the EU-funded project "Transforming the Egyptian Museum in Cairo" as a Project Curator and Coordinator working for the Musée du Louvre, before joining the "Crossing Boundaries" team in January 2020 as a post-doc researcher in the University of Liège. He also has several field experiences in Egypt, as a trainee in the Franco-Egyptian Center for the Study of the Temples of Karnak, and as a team member of The Colossi of Memnon and Amenhotep III Temple Conservation Project, and more recently in Deir el-Medina. In the framework of the "Crossing Boundaries" Project, he works on the description and on the identification of contents of fragmentary heterogeneous papyri belonging to the Turin collection, focusing on the literary, religious, and magical texts. More specifically, he aims to find, reconstruct, study and finally publish the different versions of a famous Ramesside literary text, the so-called Satirical Letter of Hori. 

The event will be held in English and will be introduced by Christian Greco, Director of Museo Egizio.

Free admission to the conference room subject to availability.

The lecture will be broadcast via streaming on the Museum's Facebook page and Youtube channel

 
Sic parvis magna: Reconstructing papyri from deir El-Medina kept in the Museo Egizio
info@museitorino.it
011 44 06 903
Dal lunedì al sabato dalle ore 9:00 alle 18:30