The Papyrus Collection

- the oldest documents in the library

The most extensive collection of papyri in Sweden belongs to Lund University Library. This collection consists of 800 papyri of varying content from Egypt, written in Greek during the first centuries B.C. and A.D. Among the fifty edited papyri we find a copy of a text from the Iliad, private letters, an astronomical calendar, receipts, leases etc.

The collection is available in digital form on the net through APIS, an international organisation for making papyri and ostraca accessible.

All the papyri are presented and shown in the portal

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Literature about the Papyrus Collection (PDF 28 KB - New window, in Swedish)




Publisher: Lund University Library

Last modified 29 Nov 2013


Papyrus PLund 0008 recto

"I have been promoted." A private letter from the 2nd century AD.

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