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date: 02 April 2020

papyrus and papyrology 

Source:
The Oxford Dictionary of Late Antiquity
Author(s):
Marco PeraleMarco Perale

Papyrus is a writing surface derived from the plant Cyperus papyrus, and papyrology the discipline which studies texts preserved on papyrus artefacts. The term ‘papyrus’ conventionally refers to all writing materials constituting the object of study of papyrology, including parchments, potsherds, wooden ... ...

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