The Kahun Papyri (KP; also Petrie Papyri or Lahun Papyri) are a collection of ancient Egyptian texts discussing administrative, mathematical and medical topics. Its many fragments were discovered by Flinders Petrie in 1889 and are kept at the University College London. This collection of papyri is one of the largest ever found. Most of the texts are dated to ca. 1825 BC, to the reign of Amenemhat III. In general the collection spans the Middle Kingdom of Egypt.
|Wikimedia Commons has media related to Kahun Papyri.|
The texts span a variety of topics:
- Business papers of the cult of Senusret II.
- Hymns to king Senusret III.
- The Kahun Gynaecological Papyrus, which deals with gynaecological illnesses and conditions.
- The Lahun Mathematical Papyri are a collection of mathematical texts.
- A veterinarian papyrus.
- A late Middle Kingdom account, listing festivals.
- Lahun Papyrus Collection at University College, London
- Hymns to king Senusret III from University College, London
- A Healing Papyrus from University College, London
- Veterinarian Papyrus from University College, London
- A late Middle Kingdom account, listing festivals from University College, London
- A Kahun Mathematical Fragment, a paper by John A.R. Legon
- PlanetMath: Kahun Papyrus and Arithmetic Progressions