ERC Project ELEPHANTINE: Localizing 4000 Years of Cultural History. Texts and Scripts from Elephantine Island in Egypt


The Egyptologist and scholar of Oriental Studies Prof. Dr. Verena Lepper has received one of the most important awards in the academic world, the ERC Starting Grant from the European Research Council. She has been awarded a total of 1.5 million euros to finance her research project “Localizing 4000 Years of Cultural History: Texts and Scripts from Elephantine Island in Egypt”. Thanks to this grant, a total of 10 new employees will be able to carry out research on the topic of Elephantine in the Papyrus Collection of the Ägyptisches Museum, which houses one of the biggest papyrus collections from Elephantine in the world next to the Louvre in Paris, the Brooklyn Museum in New York and the Egyptian Museum in Cairo.