The Papyrus of Artemidorus is a document of great interest. Between the first century B.C. and the first century A.D., it was used both as the support for a geographical text accompanied by the first map of Spain, and for a series of sketches.
The Compagnia di San Paolo Foundation for Art, in association with the Foundation of the Egyptian Museum in Turin, are the organizers of the exhibition ‘Il Papiro di Artemidoro. Arti e Saperi nell’Egitto greco-romano’ at Palazzo Bricherasio. The exhibition, curated by Salvatore Settis and Claudio Gallazzi, analyzes from different thematic standpoints the extraordinary Papyrus of Artemidorus (acquired by the Compagnia di San Paolo Foundation for Art in 2004). Between the first century B.C. and the first century A.D., the Papyrus was used as a support for both a geographical text in Greek accompanied by the first map of Spain, and a series of sketches of fantastic animals and anatomical studies. This remarkable find has been painstakingly restored by the Institute of Papyrology at the University of Milan, and will be on display with artefacts from ancient Egypt, the Graeco-Roman culture, the Middle Ages and the Renaissance, on loan from leading European museums.