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April 20, 2005

The Text of Oxyrhynchus Papyri Revealed

According to this story in The Independent, scientists are using infrared light to read the Oxyrhynchus Papyri. This collection of what appear to the unaided eye to be rotting scraps is so large their revelation is expected to increase by 20% the number of extant ancient Greek and Roman texts. In just the few days since they began reading they've already discovered new works by Sophocles, Euripides, and Hesiod. From Monkey See, Monkey Do. Posted by spot at April 20, 2005 12:52 AM
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