Update: Butehamun’s letter is now online!

Examining Ostracon Louvre N 698 in the Louvre archives

Today permission arrived from the Louvre to use my photos of Butehamun’s letter to the coffin of his wife, Ostracon Louvre N 698, not just in academic publications, but also online in the website I’ve created about Butehamun. You can see it here.

I’m very grateful to the Louvre for granting this permission. I’ll be linking to Dr. Pierre Grandet’s book with high resolution photos of the Deir el-Medina ostrica as soon as it is published.

The only online image of the ostracon previously available was published by Liverpool University graduate student Dan Potter on his blog, taken several years ago before it was restored, which he kindly allowed me to use in the submitted edition of my thesis.

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