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  • A third century fragment from Gospel of Thomas

    Papyrus

    Unearthed in the rubbish tips of the ancient Egyptian city of Oxyrhynchus, south of Cairo, this fragment from a papyrus...

  • Bankes Homer

    Papyrus

    Homeric papyri survive in greater numbers than papyri containing the works of any other ancient author. They range in si...

  • Constitution of the Athenians

    Papyrus

    The school of the philosopher Aristotle (384-322 BCE) researched and recorded the constitutions of 158 ancient Greek cit...

  • Exodus-Revelation papyrus

    Papyrus

    This unusual papyrus fragment has been the subject of much debate since it was discovered in the late 19th century. It c...

  • Fragment of a lost gospel known as the Egerton gos...

    Manuscript, Papyrus

    The Egerton Papyrus 2 fragments were among a collection bought by the British Museum in 1934 from a dealer in Egypt. Whe...

  • Fragment of an illuminated papyrus

    Papyrus

    A small fragment is all that survives of an ancient illuminated book (whether it was a roll or codex is unclear). The sc...

  • Fragment of Bacchylides, with attached sillybos

    Papyrus

    A small fragment is all that remains of this 2nd-century CE scroll containing the dithyrambs of the poet Bacchylides (fl...

  • Gospel of John papyrus

    Papyrus

    These two papyrus fragments are from a 3rd-century papyrus codex containing the Gospel of John. They were found at Oxyrh...

  • Liturgical papyrus

    Papyrus

    This fifth-century fragment of a liturgical roll contains the text of an evening prayer that is still in use in the Gree...

  • London Medical Papyrus

    Papyrus

    This papyrus scroll was copied in the 1st century CE and is over 3.5 metres long in its extant form. It is a remarkable ...

  • Ravenna Papyrus

    Papyrus

    This two-and-a-half metre long papyrus scroll is a contract for the sale of property made on 3 June AD 572 in Ravenna, I...

  • Sophocles, Trackers

    Papyrus

    At the Dionysia festival in ancient Athens, playwrights entered their plays into a competition. Each playwright would su...