What's New in Papyrology

Recent publications of papyri & ostraca 4th BC-8th AD; conferences, lectures etc. from Papy-L and other sources as noted. gregg.schwendner AT wichita.edu

Friday, February 09, 2007

News report of digitizing Mss. at St Catherine's monastery

Saving a treasured trove, ever so slowly
Ancient manuscripts from Mt. Sinai move into the digital age with the help of a Bedouin camel driver's son.
By Suzanne Muchnic, Times Staff Writer
February 5, 2007

SINAI, EGYPT — On a refreshingly cool morning, before the sun drenches every exposed grain of sand in this vast desert, Hemeid Sobhy sets out on foot from the Bedouin village where he lives with his parents and sisters. Neatly dressed in jeans, sport shirt and sturdy sandals, he walks 40 minutes to the Holy Monastery of St. Catherine.
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