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Title: Papyrology  
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Subject: Hans Ankum, Boudewijn Sirks, Dirk Obbink, Palaeography, Women's Classical Caucus
Collection: Ancient Egyptian Literature, Papyrology, Textual Scholarship
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Papyrology is the study of ancient literature, correspondence, legal archives, etc., as preserved in manuscripts written on papyrus, the most common form of writing material in the ancient civilizations of Egypt, Greece, and Rome. Papyrology includes both the translation and interpretation of ancient documents in a variety of languages and the care and preservation of rare papyrus originals.

Papyrology as a systematic discipline dates from the 1890s, when large caches of well-preserved papyri were discovered by

  • [1]
  • [2]
  • [3]
  • Trismegistos: an academic interdisciplinary portal of papyrological resources
  • Places and discovery of papyri
  • Introduction to Papyrology
  • Columbia University Advanced Papyrological Information System (APIS)
  • Duke Databank of Documentary Papyri (DDBDP)
  • The University of Michigan Papyrus Collection
  • John D. Muccigrosso's Papyrology Homepage
  • Ancient Egypt papyrus collection and stories behind each scene
  • Oxyrhynchus Papyri Project
  • Association Internationale de Papyrologues, Links page
  • Arabic Papyrology Database
  • Updates of papyrological publications, compiled from Papy-L et al.
  • Papyrological Institute Leiden University

External links

  1. ^ Jane Turner, The Dictionary of Art, Grove's Dictionaries, 1996, p.548
  2. ^ The Harvard Theological Review, Harvard Divinity School 1941, p.220
  3. ^ Glenn W. Most, Disciplining Classics: Altertumswissenschaft als Beruf, 2002, p.192
  4. ^ Bobodzhan Gafurovich Gafurov, Yuri Vladimirovich Gankovskiĭ, Fifty Years of Soviet Oriental Studies, Institut narodov Azii (Akademii︠a︡ nauk SSSR) 1968, p.11
  5. ^ Leo Deuel, Testaments of Time: The Search for Lost Manuscripts and Records, Knopf, 1965, p. 335
  6. ^ Oxford Centre for Postgraduate Hebrew Studies, The Journal of Jewish Studies, Jewish Chronicle Publications, 1974, p.420
  7. ^ Jean Anker, Libri: International Library Review, International Federation of Library Associations 1951, p.234


See also

The collection of pagan, Christian and Arabic

and other distinguished scientists. [6]Arthur Surridge Hunt, Bernard Pyne Grenfell, Ulrich Wilcken [5]

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