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Papyri Fragments
M1421  
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Description
This collection contains Demotic, Coptic, Arabic, and Greek papyri fragments.
Background
The papyri were obtained from a Chinese gentleman doing post graduate work in London. He furnished the following information: "This collection of Egyptian papyri was purchased from Dr. Selim Hassan, Professor of Egyptology at Fouad I University at Cairo, the author of the Excavations at Giza... According to Dr. Hassan, a large part of these fragments were unearthed at Giza and were dated about 200 years BC. They had been in his possession since they were discovered. Because of their antiquarian interest, they were acquired in October, 1946."
Extent
1.75 Linear Feet
Restrictions
These materials are in the public domain. There are no restrictions on use of public domain materials.
Availability
Patron use of this collection is through digital surrogates. Requests to use the originals should be submitted in writing 3 weeks before planned date of use so that fragments can be glazed.