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Washington University Papyri Collection

The Julian Edison Department of Special Collections in Olin Library houses 445 manuscript fragments, dating from the first century BCE to the eighth century CE. The fragments were excavated in 1922 Sir William Flinders Petrie and the Egypt Exploration Society at the site of the ancient Egyptian city of Oxyrhynchus.

The papyri collection is the property of the Washington University Department of Classics. Permission to access the collection and to publish any of its contents must first be procured from the Department.

The content in this digital exhibit represent the fragments that were published in two volumes: Washington University Papyri I : Non-literary Texts (1980) and Papyri from the Washington University Collection, St. Louis, Missouri. Part II (1990), both available at Olin Library and in Special Collections.

Imaging and cataloging sponsored through Advanced Papyrological Information Ssystem III, a National Endowment for the Humanities funded project, in 2003.