There are many ways of approaching the funerary world in any civilization of Antiquity. In the case of Ancient Egypt, papyrology provides an exceptionally rich and multifaceted source of information to understand both the religious and the more mundane and administrative perspectives of the phenomenon of death.
The purpose of this project is the study of all aspects of death in Graeco-Roman Egypt in the variety of documentary, literary and paraliterary texts that have reached us, including both written sources and iconographical representations. The centre of this project, however, is the creation of an online database which will make all known and published mummy labels available, as well as editing for the first time those which are currently unpublished.
The MLD and The Oriental Institute of the University of Chicago