02 August 2013
Recent efforts at
documents from thousands of years ago to become available to not just scholars
and everyone. The first step was the
digitization of Duke’s collection of papyrus fragments. The second and current step is the
transcribing (and translating) of these fragments from Greek into English. If you know Greek, you can help. Duke
Read more about the project (and do watch the video).
Access the Duke Papyrus Archive.
I was struck by
Sosin’s comments that in essence these are fascinating for the glimpse they
give into life thousands of years ago, in some ways so different from our lives
today and yet also so similar. Duke
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