TuT Project

TuT Project Group Discussion

The ‘Tutankhamun Texts’ project (TuT) provides an opportunity for students at the University of Birmingham to apply their translating skills for the study of objects found in the 18th Dynasty pharaoh’s tomb. Using the corpus of hieroglyphic texts collated by Beinlich and Saleh (1989) students select objects that interest them most, translating their inscriptions and contextualising the artefacts within ancient Egyptian history.  It is the eventual aim of the object to translate each object presented in Beinlich and Saleh, and to create a fact-sheet for each one that can be accessed online here. It is hoped that this accumulating virtual resource can be used by Egyptological researchers and interested parties to further understand ancient Egypt during the short, but formative, reign of Tutankhamun.

This page will be populated in time with individual PDF factsheets for each translated object. Visitors will also find the translation scheme that the project is using and a master bibliography of works cited by our researchers.  For further details please contact us via one of the following:

PG Lead (2013/14) – Eleanor Simmance (exs976@bham.ac.uk)

Academic Supervisor – Dr. Martin Bommas (m.bommas@bham.ac.uk)

Translation Editor – Dr. Nicki Adderley (nickiadderley@yahoo.co.uk)

Please note that all hieroglyphs have been translated as they appear in Beinlich and Saleh. The group has not, so far, had the opportunity to compare these records with the actual objects.

It is with great thanks to the University of Birmingham, College of Arts and Law Postgraduate Research Fund that this project is able to continue, and extend into a web based platform.

 

UPDATE January 2017:

The project continues, and it is expected that new material will be presented during the current academic year.

 

 

Object Factsheets:

 

Carter Object Number

(click for pdf)

Carter Name

Beinlich and Saleh Name

48d

Stick with crook composed of bound Asiatic and African prisoners back to back

gebogener Stock

48e

Straight stick with gilt top

Stab

48o

Straight stick decorated with coloured barks

Stock

50ss

Handle of whip (?) in solid ivory

Stock

100a

Stick of gold, on gesso, on wood

Stab mit gebogenem Ende

135h

Decorated stick or cane

Stab

227a

Curved red wood stick, elaborately veneered with ivory and   ebony

Stab

227b

Curved stick with bark and beetle wing decoration

Stab

227c

Stick with curved end, decorated with gold, bark & iridescent beetle wing

Stab

227d

Bent stick with bark decoration

Stab

227e

Gold stick with blue glass knob

Stab

345

Game-box (ebony and ivory)

Brettspiel

351

Faldstool

Priesterthron

393

Game-box (ivory)

Brettspiel-Kasten

468e

Curved ebony stick

Stab

468f

Curved ebony stick

Stab

582b

Staff (finely mounted)

Stab

585r

Solid ivory gaming-board

Brettspiel-Kasten

 

Resources:

 

TuT Project: Template guide

TuT Project: Translation Scheme

TuT Project: Selective Bibliography

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