Talk:Berlin Papyrus

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Ann Rosalie David, The Pyramid Builders of Ancient Egypt: A Modern Investigation of Pharaoh's Workforce, Routledge 1996 calls "Berlin Papyrus" a medical papyrus : p 124 "The Berlin Papyrus and the Ramesseum Papyri IV and V also contain much that is similar to Papyrus Kahun.", "The Berlin Papyrus, which dates to the 19th Dynasty (c. 1300 BC)", "The main subjects of the Berlin Papyrus are childbirth, protection of the newborn, and contraceptive formulae.". It is without doubt the one called here Brugsch Papyrus, and I suspect that it is often called "Berlin papyrus" (I am not at all specialist, but no Brugsh Papyrus in David, and many links here are in fact on the medical Berlin Papyrus, there cannot be 2 so similar, and it is certainly not 6619). The page Egyptian medical papyri has two distinct references to the papyrus. Proz (talk) 22:37, 23 January 2014 (UTC)

It looks like there are lots of Berlin papyri. Looking through the Egyptological papers I have on hand, I find references to 3023, 3031, 3033 (the Westcar Papyrus), 3051, and 3055 (a text containing hymns and rituals to Amun), in addition to 6619 and 3038. I can't confirm that 3038 is the same as the Brugsch Papyrus, but they may well be the same. I've added P. Westcar to this disambiguation page. A. Parrot (talk) 23:46, 23 January 2014 (UTC)
Just to be sure to be clear : A. R. David uses "Berlin Papyrus" without number, and nothing more in references, for a medical Papyrus kept in Berlin. Following her description, it is Berlin Papyrus 3038 also called Brugsch Papyrus. Anyway it cannot be 6619. Proz (talk) 18:13, 24 January 2014 (UTC)
I found a clear source : John Francis Nunn, Ancient Egyptian Medicine. University of Oklahoma Press, 2002, ISBN 0-8061-3504-2, gives the name "Berlin Papyrus" p. 25, with number 3038 and "sometimes known as the Papyrus Brugsch" p 37. Proz (talk) 11:42, 25 January 2014 (UTC)