The Egyptological Collections are located in the historic center of the city of Pisa. The Egyptological Collections of the University of Pisa today represent a point of reference for scholars and enthusiasts of archeology and history of ancient Egypt due to the importance of its finds, especially those coming from the area of ancient Nubia, largely result of the excavations carried out under the patronage of the University of Pisa. The Egyptological Collections were born in 1962, thanks to a first donation made by Laura Birga Picozzi, descendant of the family of Ippolito Rosellini, the founder of Italian Egyptology: together with J.-F. Champollion, he led the famous Franco-Tuscan expedition in Egypt and Nubia (1828-1829), the basis for the study of ancient Egypt. The Schiff Giorgini Collection was added to the Picozzi Collection in 1964, consisting of about four hundred objects, some of exceptional value, coming from the excavations conducted by Michela Schiff Giorgini in Sudan under the patronage of the University of Pisa. In 1968 the collection of Ostraka di Ossirinco was acquired, fifteen hundred fragments of terracotta pottery (formerly used as a writing support), inscribed with texts in demotic that illustrate the life of a small oasis in Roman Egypt. Also part of the Egyptological Collections are the AE Breccia Archive, donated to the University of Pisa by the scholar's wife in 1967, and other material from the excavations in Egypt of the University of Pisa or donated by private individuals. Since the beginning of the emergency, the University Museum System and also the Egyptological Collections have enhanced their virtual part, becoming SMArt, offering new digital contents to accompany the discovery of museums.

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