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  • Deed of divorce

    Papyrus Created date: 305–306

    Marriage contracts and deeds of divorce are recorded in the Greek papyri that survive from Egypt, although the union and...

  • Letter to the anchorite Papnouthius

    Papyrus Created date: Mid-4th century

    Dating to the mid fourth century, this papyrus sheet contains a private letter. The sender is a woman called Valeria, wh...

  • Petition against a wife

    Papyrus Created date: 363

    Petitions surviving on papyrus shed light on everyday problems in the ancient world. Many of the complaints recorded con...