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Abbreviations and Symbols  

Nikolaos Gonis

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Dec 2011
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Sep 2012
The first part of this article deals with abbreviations found in Greek documentary papyri and ostraca. The documents in which abbreviation is rife are predominantly those produced on a ... More

The Ancient Book  

William A. Johnson

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Dec 2011
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Sep 2012
From the beginnings of Greek written literature until deep into the Roman era, a “book” was fashioned by taking a premanufactured papyrus roll, writing out the text, attaching additional ... More

Arabic Papyri and Islamic Egypt  

Petra M. Sijpesteijn

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Dec 2011
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Sep 2012
The Arabs enjoyed a long-standing acquaintance with papyrus and its benefits. Papyrus and other traditional media, such as ostraca, leather, parchment, textiles, stone, and bone, were ... More

Archives and Dossiers  

Katelijn Vandorpe

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Dec 2011
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Sep 2012
Documentary papyri describe ancient people. Where unrelated texts are like instant snapshots, archives present a coherent film of a person, a family, or a community and may span several ... More

Communicating with Tablets and Papyri  

Andrea Jördens

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Feb 2011
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Sep 2012
This article takes a look at the wide range of daily written correspondence that survived from Roman antiquity. Tablets, letters, and papyri serve as excellent source materials from the ... More

Conservation of Ancient Papyrus Materials  

Jaakko Frösén

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Dec 2011
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Sep 2012
Papyrus conservation has had a long history since the first attempts to open the carbonized Herculaneum rolls found in 1752 and to unroll the Charta Borgiana, acquired in 1778. New ... More

Editing A Papyrus  

Paul Schubert

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Dec 2011
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Sep 2012
The process of editing a papyrus is undeniably a central aspect in the field of papyrology. This article notes that the task of a scholar who undertakes the edition of a papyrus resembles ... More

Education in the Papyri  

Raffaella Cribiqre

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Dec 2011
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Sep 2012
This article focuses on Greek education during the roughly ten centuries between the conquest of Egypt by Alexander of Macedon and the Arab conquest. Egypt has offered a large quantity of ... More

Egyptian Religion and Magic in the Papyri  

Willy Clarysse

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Dec 2011
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Sep 2012
The first section of this article discusses traditional religion, looking at the Ancient Egyptian worldview, mummification and afterlife, and the role of the temples in economy and ... More

The Finds of Papyri: The Archaeology of Papyrology  

Hélène Cuvigny

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Dec 2011
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Sep 2012
From the first Fayyum find until the First World War, the period of miraculous discoveries lasted barely forty years. In the present era of slavery to the mass media, A. S. Hunt was right ... More

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