Talk:Carlsberg papyrus

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Instead of calling this the "Carlsberg papyrus", wouldn't it be more accurate to call it the "Carlsburg papyrus collection"? Or is this the accepted name for this collection of papyrus fragments? -- llywrch (talk) 17:30, 21 November 2007 (UTC)

According to the main source it is called the "Papyrus Carlsberg Collection", and from that source there is no evidence I can see that the collection and the "Carlsberg Papyrus" mentioned in the other source are one and the same. The "Carlsberg Papyrus" mentioned in the second source could be "among" the papyri in the Carlberg collection, but it isn't the collection itself. Andplus (talk) 18:34, 21 November 2007 (UTC)
This article badly needs rewriting by an expert. The first sentence, as written, identifies a single document, using a singular English noun papyrus. The second sentence discusses more than one document, using the plural noun papyri (acually this sentence is so poorly written that I don't understand it). The article jumps back and forth willy-nilly between singular and plural. If you mean to say that there is one medical papyrus in a collection of 600 papyri in Copenhagen, why don't you come out and say it?

''' '' Solo Owl '' ''' (talk) 12:44, 17 May 2012 (UTC)

It appears that the persons creating the article in 2007 did not understand what they were dealing with and never picked up on the difference. It does appear that there is a single medical papyrus within a much larger collection of papyri. I'll have to look into this further and confirm (with reliable sources). If this is indeed the case, I'll probably spawn a second article for the collection, and keep this for the medical text. Hi-storian (talk) 03:42, 8 January 2016 (UTC)

Removed bad inter-language link.[edit]

FYI, I removed the Languages link to the German article Papyrus Carlsberg 1. The medical papyrus described here is properly known as Papyrus Carlsberg VIII. Papyrus Carlsberg I contains the Book of Nut (known in German as the Nutbuch), which is mentioned in the opening line of the German Papyrus Carlsberg 1 article. There appears to be no German article on this papyrus. All other languages linked to this page appear to be correct. Hi-storian (talk) 22:12, 26 January 2016 (UTC)