Ancient Lives Project: Decypher Papyri In the Comfort of Your Own Home!

In 1896 a dig began at the site of Oxrhnchus, ‘City of the Sharp-Nosed Fish.” What had been garbage dumps began to yield papyri of all kinds- books, poetry, contracts, letters, and wills. When the digging ceased, 500,000 fragments of papyrus were sent to Oxford. Here’s the story…

With the Ancient Lives project, you can help to piece together and transcribe these fragments!


You can match up shapes of the Greek letters
or
help measure the pieces so they can be assembled. Much cooler than Solitare, hey?

Who knows- you might help to piece together an unknown heka document, or the first description of private devotional practice!


Thanks to Raas for this link!

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