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2011-12-01 10:41:08

A University of Cincinnati-based journal devoted to research on papyri from Egypt sheds light on job training, prayer, dream interpretation and belief in magic in the ancient world. Education, jobs, religion and even the cultural effects of bilingualism were as topical in the ancient world as they are today. All of these topics and more are featured in translations of ancient papyrus in the University of Cincinnati-based journal, “Bulletin of the American Society of...

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2011-07-27 09:30:00

Deciphering ancient papyri is like trying to read a doctor's handwriting, and that's what researchers are asking people to do. Oxford University is asking for help deciphering the ancient Greek texts written in fragments of papyrus found in Egypt. Hundreds of thousands of these papyrus fragments are now on display on a website for the general public to view, and, to hopefully translate them. Researchers are hoping the collective effort will give them a unique insight into Egyptian life 2,000...

2011-04-07 07:15:00

CHICAGO, April 7, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- Passover is the Jewish festival that celebrates the flight of the Israelites out of Egypt. "During this Passover season it is particularly pertinent to wonder, did the Exodus really happen?" asks Roger Isaacs, author of Talking with God: The Radioactive Ark Of The Testimony. According to Isaacs, clues and speculations abound regarding alleged evidence discovered for the Exodus, and nearly all have their champions and detractors. "It seems that every...

2010-10-29 19:12:08

A University of Cincinnati-based journal devoted to research on papyri is due out Nov. 1. That research sheds light on an ancient world with surprisingly modern concerns: including hoped-for medical cures, religious confusion and the need for financial safeguards. What's old is new again. That's the lesson that can be taken from the University of Cincinnati-based journal, "Bulletin of the American Society of Papyrologists," due out Nov. 1. The annually produced journal, edited since 2006 by...