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Papyrus collection and Papyrology Library  

PapyrusInitiated in 1934 by Achille Vogliano (excavations in Egypt, among the ruins of Tebtynis and at Medînet Mâdi), the collection began to grow again in the mid-1960s, with the reopening of the Medînet Mâdi site. In 1992, it was further enriched by the acquisition of a precious scroll from the 3rd century BC, which has led to the rediscovery of one of the most important poets of the early Hellenistic age, Poseidippus of Pella.

It is one of the few collections in the world to included all hitherto printed editions of Greek and Latin papyri and ostraca. It includes almost 1400 papyri in Greek, around one hundred in hieratic and demotic script, several dozen in Coptic and around fifty in Arabic, datable between the 3rd century BC and the 11th century AD, as well as 200 ostraca (in Greek, demotic and Coptic), around twenty wooden and waxed tablets, a sheaf of Arabic paper and an extremely rare inscribed bone.

For more information 
“Achille Vogliano”Papyrology Centre
Via Festa del Perdono 3 – 20122 Milano
centro.papirologia@unimi.it