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2014-06-10 08:26:50

The institutions and libraries highlighted on this list feature collections of documents created before 1000 A.D. CHATTANOOGA, Tenn., June 10, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Online Christian Colleges has released a list of the 20 most impressive ancient manuscript collections in the world. Featuring both institutions with impressive numbers of ancient manuscripts and libraries with a few uniquely interesting works, the list highlights collections of some of the most fascinating documents...

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...

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...


Word of the Day
endocarp
  • The hard inner (usually woody) layer of the pericarp of some fruits (as peaches or plums or cherries or olives) that contains the seed.
This word comes from the Greek 'endon,' in, within, plus the Greek 'karpos', fruit.
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