News: Egypt Exploration Society Missing At Least 120 Papyri

I missed this news from a couple days ago. The Egypt Exploration Society has announced that they are missing at least 120 papyri from the Oxyrhynchus collection.

Read the full announcement here.

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6 Responses to News: Egypt Exploration Society Missing At Least 120 Papyri

  1. James Dowden says:

    Unless I’ve missed something, this is the first mention of a police investigation.

  2. D. Bradnick says:

    Unless I am mistaken, EES originally reported that five papyri missing from their collection were in the possession of Stimer. Now they are saying six. I’m curious about the details of the sixth papyrus.

    • jdru says:

      Roberta addressed this question at the SBL FCM session, so I’m belatedly repeating her answer here simply for anyone who missed it: Stimer’s returns involve six EES fragments from five manuscripts; two of the fragments are both from P131, presumably both pictured in the two lower frames here (not counting the very small third fragment) in this post from 14 Oct 2019.

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