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Sunday, March 02, 2014

D. Boin, Papyrus, Provenance and Looting (NYT op-ed.)

"Last year, Dirk Obbink, an Oxford University papyrologist, received a call from a private collector who possessed a piece of papyrus, extracted from an Egyptian mummy casing, which had writing on it. Examining the markings, Mr. Obbink determined they were lines from two previously unknown poems by Sappho, the ancient Greek poem. The find, announced in January in The Guardian, caused a sensation. It made the rounds in newspapers and blogs; classics buffs published translations on Facebook." Article here:
The author's blog. He seems to have little previous knowledge of papyri or papyrology.