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Oxford, Sackler Library, Papyrology Rooms

Name: Oxford, Sackler Library, Papyrology Rooms
Location: Oxford
Country: United Kingdom
Address: Sackler Library
Papyrology Rooms
1 St John Street
Oxford OX1 2LG
UK - England
Contact: Dirk Obbink (dirk.obbink@classics.ox.ac.uk)Daniela.colomo@classics.ox.ac.uk
Homepage: http://www.papyrology.ox.ac.uk/
E-mail: papyrology@classics.ox.ac.uk
Conservation:
Inventarisation: There is now an on-line version of the http://163.1.169.40/cgi-bin/library?site=localhost&a=p&p=about&c=POxy&ct=0&l=en&w=utf-8" target="blank">table of contents of all published Oxyrhynchus papyri
Digitised photographs of all papyri in P. Oxy. volumes 50-66 are now available on line
Other volumes will follow. If you want to bring a specific papyrus to the front of the line, you can write to the people in Oxford
Publications: P.Oxy.1-66. There is now an on-line version of the http://www.csad.ox.ac.uk/POxy/papyri/vol50/pages/3522.htm" target="blank">table of contents of all published Oxyrhynchus papyri.
P. Fayum
P. Herm. Rees
P. Hibeh 1-2
P. Antinoopolis 1-3
O. Fayum
Work:
Highlights:
History: The collection is mainly based on the excavations of Grenfell and Hunt. Of the thousands of papyri which they found in the Fayum and in Oxyrhynchus (el-Bahnasa) the majority is now housed in the Papyrology rooms of the Ashmolean. Originally Grenfell and Hunt also distributed papyri to institutions all over the world in order to make papyrology more widely know. A location list of these texts is now also http://www.csad.ox.ac.uk/POxy/sidebar/listbumf.ht" target="blank">on line.
Later excavations by the Egypt Exploration Society in Hibeh and in Antinoopolis yielded more papyri, the majority of which is also kept in Oxford.