The Gynecological Papyrus Kahun

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The Papyrus Kahun is oldest known Egyptian medical document addressing issues of midwifery, dating back to the second Millennium BC. Here it follows a study of the papyrus, featuring hieroglyphic text and its transliteration and translation versions. This work also features commentaries regarding the papyrus’ medical substances and some linguistic evidences on the intimacy between spiritual and physical spheres in the Egyptian therapeutics. After the papyrus text, there is an Egyptian-English glossary.
Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationThe Gynecological Papyrus Kahun
EditorsHelena Trindade Lopes, Ronaldo Guilherme Gurgel Pereira
Place of PublicationLondon
Number of pages41
ISBN (Electronic)978-1-83969-429-5
ISBN (Print)978-1-83969-427-1, 978-1-83969-428-8
Publication statusPublished - 13 Oct 2021


  • Papyrology
  • Hieratic
  • Ancient Egyptian Medicine
  • Egyptology


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