Oxyrhynchus papyri sold by renowned professor to Hobby Lobby

October 16, 2019 - General

A number of ancient papyri from Oxyrhynchus, part of the Egypt Exploration Society’s collection, have been identified as part of the lot allegedly offered for sale by Professor Dirk Obbink to the American chain Hobby Lobby. The Society has issued a statement on the matter.

The ancient texts, which date from the 3rd to the 7th Century, are part of the Oxyrhynchus collection
discovered in an Egyptian rubbish dump in 1890 [Credit: The…

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