Monthly Archives: June 2018

Some Observations on the Updated EES Statement on P.Oxy. 83.5345

Thanks to Stephen Goranson for noting that the Egypt Exploration Society has posted an updated statement regarding some of the questions surrounding P.Oxy. 83.5345. There is a good deal of helpful and interesting information in this update. For now, I’ll … Continue reading

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The Oxyrhynchus Papyri in the 1930s

From 1898 to 1927, Grenfell and/or Hunt edited the first seventeen volumes of The Oxyrhynchus Papyri series (Grenfell’s periodic illnesses limited his participation in a couple volumes, and Hunt was away from Oxford during World War I). But over a … Continue reading

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A Bit More on the Storage and Inventory of the Oxyrhynchus Papyri

As Grenfell and Hunt’s team extracted papyri from the garbage heaps in Oxyrhynchus, they placed them in baskets, which Grenfell and Hunt eventually packed away in tin boxes. As Grenfell famously wrote in his report of the first season’s excavation … Continue reading

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