Milan Papyrus

Papiro di MilanoΠάπυρος του ΜιλάνουPapyrus de Milanミラノ・パピルス

Language: Ancient Greek

Collection: University of Milan

Material: papyrus

The Milan Papyrus is a papyrus roll inscribed in Alexandria in the late 3rd or early 2nd century BC during the rule of the Ptolemaic dynasty. Originally discovered by anonymous tomb raiders as part of a mummy wrapping, it was purchased in the papyrus "grey market" in Europe in 1992 by the University of Milan. Over six hundred previously unknown lines of Greek poetry are on the roll, representing about 112 brief poems, or epigrams. (continued on English Wikipedia)
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