The Tale of Sinuhe

In this ancient Egyptian poem from 1850 BC, an Egyptian courtier, Sinuhe, living in exile in Palestine tells how he won a duel with a foreign enemy, but then realised his life was meaningless away from his home in Egypt. This dramatic self-realisation is the thematic centre of the poem.

Performed by Gary Pillai and Shobu Kapoor in the Egyptian Sculpture gallery, 18 February 2010, as part of the Ramesseum Papyri research project.

For more information about the project, and the performance aspect contact Richard Parkinson:

The Ramesseum Papyri research project 

Related object: ostrakon of The Tale of Sinuhe, Thebes, Egypt, around 1250 BC 

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The Tale of Sinuhe

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