The Coffin Text Photography Project was conducted by the late Harold M. Hays in the beginning of 2008. I was involved as a student assistant to scan and organize the c. 1900 photos of coffins with Coffin Texts. To access the images, go through the following steps:
Note: Pending funding for a follow-up project, the photos are unfortunately not accessible at the moment.
- Go to https://socrates.leidenuniv.nl/
- Log in using your ULCN account (access has been restricted to Leiden University staff and students)
- Select the collection ‘Egyptian Mortuary Texts’
- Search for any of the following phrases:
B1C – B20C
B1Bo – B7Bo
B1L – B4L
BH1C, BH4C – BH6C
G1T – G2T
M1C – M12C, M14C – M36C (M29C – M36C are fragments), M57C
M1NY – M3NY
S1C – S18C
Sid2X – Sid3X
Sq1C – Sq12C
T1C, T3C, T6C – T12C
T2L – T3L
Unident2 – Unident4
O1 – O11 (ostraca)
The first letters usually stand for the provenance, e.g. B = Barsha, S = Assyut.
The letters at the end refer to the museum in which the coffin now resides, e.g. C = Cairo, Bo = Boston.
Two images show how these coffins were documented in the Egyptian Museum:
- Cairo, Egypt: John Hartman photographing hieroglyphic inscriptions on coffins in the Egyptian Museum, 1922-1923
- Cairo, Egypt: Copying coffin texts in the Egyptian Museum, 1923
You can find them by searching for the above phrases.
Cairo, Egypt: Copying coffin texts in the Egyptian Museum, 1923