Ancient Egyptian poetry: The Tale of Sinuhe

Oxford University professor Richard Bruce Parkinson worked with actress and writer Barbara Ewing to record a dramatic reading of one of the finest works of Egyptian poetry The Tale of Sinuhe. Here, they discuss working together and the impact the poem can still have on a modern audience.

The recording is part of a project to write a new reader’s commentary on The Tale of Sinuhe. This research is part of an ongoing joint British Museum and Oxford University project on the Ramesseum Papyri.

You can listen to Barbara's reading of the whole poem here:

You can find more information on the British Museum ostracon of Sinuhe here: "
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