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The Oxyrhynchus Papyri Project (BAR)

The long-term enterprise to decipher, reconstruct and publish the papyri found at Oxyrhynchus represents a collaboration between the British Academy, which adopted it as a Major Research Project in 1966, the Egypt Exploration Society, which funds the publication, the AHRB, which has given the project a five-year grant, the host institutions (Oxford University and University College London), and the numerous individual scholars and students who contribute to the research. Here Professor Peter Parsons FBA, Regius Professor of Greek at the University of Oxford, and Chairman of the Project, describes the unique finds arising from the rubbish dumps of Oxyrhynchus.

• Peter Parsons

The whole article can be downloaded as a PDF file.

Published in British Academy Review, Issue 14 (November 2009).