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The city of the sharp-nosed fish : Greek lives in Roman Egypt

Author: P J Parsons
Publisher: London : Weidenfeld and Nicolson, 2007.
Edition/Format:   Print book : EnglishView all editions and formats
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In 1897 two Oxford archaeologists began digging a low sand-covered mound a hundred miles south of Cairo. When they had finally finished, ten years later, they had uncovered 500,000 fragments of papyri. Shipped back to Oxford, the meticulous and scholarly work of deciphering these fragments began. It is still going on today. As well as Christian writings from totally unknown gospels and Greek poems not seen by human  Read more...
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Genre/Form: History
Material Type: Internet resource
Document Type: Book, Internet Resource
All Authors / Contributors: P J Parsons
ISBN: 9780297645887 0297645889
OCLC Number: 76361025
Description: xxviii, 258 pages, [24] pages of plates : illustrations (chiefly color), map ; 25 cm
Responsibility: Peter Parsons.
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