Oxyrhynchus Papyri collection

Scope and Content

18 documents, part of a collection distributed round multiple institutions globally.

Administrative / Biographical History

The Oxyrhynchus Papyri are a group of manuscripts discovered during the late nineteenth and early twentieth centuries by papyrologists Bernard Pyne Grenfell and Arthur Surridge Hunt at an ancient rubbish dump near Oxyrhynchus in Egypt.

Access Information

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Other Finding Aids

The Oxyrhynchus Papyri are described in the 15 volumes of The Oxyrhynchus papyri vol. I-XV, edited with translations and notes by Bernard P. Grenfell and Arthur S. Hunt, published in 1898. The papyri are numbered from 1 to 1828. The references in the present catalogue match the original numbering: for example, "P.Oxy.1609" is papyrus 1609. The catalogues are available online [vol. I - external link].