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 (email@example.com)
Academic Supervisor – Dr. Martin Bommas (firstname.lastname@example.org)
Translation Editor – Dr. Nicki Adderley (email@example.com)
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.
Carter Object Number
(click for pdf)
Beinlich and Saleh Name
Stick with crook composed of bound Asiatic and African prisoners back to back
Straight stick with gilt top
Straight stick decorated with coloured barks
Handle of whip (?) in solid ivory
Stick of gold, on gesso, on wood
Stab mit gebogenem Ende
Decorated stick or cane
Curved red wood stick, elaborately veneered with ivory and ebony
Curved stick with bark and beetle wing decoration
Stick with curved end, decorated with gold, bark & iridescent beetle wing
Bent stick with bark decoration
Gold stick with blue glass knob
Game-box (ebony and ivory)
Curved ebony stick
Curved ebony stick
Staff (finely mounted)
Solid ivory gaming-board