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Latest University of Michigan Papyrus Collection Stories

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...


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omadhaun
  • A fool; a simpleton: a term of abuse common in Ireland and to a less extent in the Gaelic-speaking parts of Scotland.
This word is partly Irish in origin.