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You can still access the UC Berkeley Library’s services and resources during the closure. Here’s how.

Using the Library during COVID-19

Many of our services are now being offered in new ways. To find the latest information on course reserves, book returns, 24/7 online help, and more, visit our Library services and resources during COVID-19 page. The information on that page supersedes all other information on the Library website at this time.

Related Resources

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The AIP International Papyrus Archive

An index to the more than 4,500 negatives and slides of Greek papyri stored at the Copenhagen branch of the archive of the Association Internationale des Papyrologues. This index is maintained by Adam Bulow-Jacobsen.

American Society of Papyrologists Homepage

This homepage contains information about the American Society of Papyrologists and a list of its publications.

Centre for the Study of Ancient Documents

"The Centre for the Study of Ancient Documents was established in 1995 under the auspices of Oxford University's Faculty of Literae Humaniores to provide a focus for the study of ancient documents in Oxford. Although the concentration of the Centre's activities is within Oxford, it is hoped that it will develop into a national and international centre that will attract and be of interest to scholars from other institutions. To this end the Centre's activities and resources are progressively being made publicly available through this WWW site.”

Centro di Studi Papirologici all'Università di Lecce

This page provides images of demotic papyri in the Lecce collection and a description of the excavations carried out by a joint expedition of the Universities of Lecce and Bologna at the site of ancient Bakchias, Egypt.

Checklist of Editions of Greek and Latin Papyri, Ostraca and Tablets

The primary purpose of the Checklist of Editions of Greek and Latin Papyri, Ostraca and Tablets is to provide for scholars and librarians a ready bibliography of all monographic volumes, both current and out-of-print, of Greek and Latin texts on papyrus, parchment, ostraca or wood tablets. This new instance of the Checklist is a work in progress. Most of the data already supersede those of the previous site

The Duke Databank of Documentary Papyri On Line  (Advanced Papyrological Information Systems, or APIS)

The Duke Databank of Documentary Papyri on line allows scholars to search more than 50,000 documentary texts on papyri, ostraca, and tablets.

Duke Papyrus Archive

This site provides information about papyri and papyrology in general and about the Duke papyrus collection in particular. It also provides access to the Duke papyrus collection itself.

Heidelberger Gesamtverzeichnis der griechischen Papyrusurkunden Aegyptens

This database lists more than 26,000 dated papyrus texts, allowing scholars to quickly assess how many documents derive from a given period.

Universität Heidelberg: Institut für Papyrologie

The homepage of the Heidelberg Papyrological Institute offers a brief introduction to the Institute. It mentions ongoing research and provides a description of library resources.

Istituto Papirologico "G. Vitelli," Florence

Description of a project to make digital images of carbonized and other hard-to-read papyri, with examples of some of the results.

Katholieke Universiteit Leuven: Oude Geschiedenis

The homepage of the Department of Ancient History of the Catholic University of Leuven provides information about the Prosopographia Ptolemaica and several projects undertaken by Leuven faculty and doctoral students. One highlight is a database of proper names in late pharaonic, Graeco- Roman and Byzantine Egypt.  

Michigan Papyrology Homepage

The Papyrology Homepage of the University of Michigan presents an introduction to the collection and a description of the Papyrus Digitization Project (with digital images).

Nordrhein Westfählischen Akademie der Wissenschaften: Arbeitstelle für Papyrologie, Epigraphik und Numismatik

The homepage of the Department of Papyrology, Epigraphy and Numismatics includes a staff list, a description of the series Papyrologica Coloniensia, and an introduction to some papyrus texts in Cologne, with images.

The Papyrus Collection (P. Carlsberg), Carsten Niebuhr Institute, University of Copenhagen  

The Papyrus Carlsberg Collection was founded in the 1930's by Prof. H. O. Lange through funds provided by the Carlsberg Foundation. The main purchases were made between 1931 and 1938, and in 1939 the Carlsberg Foundation presented the collection to the Egyptological Institute at the University of Copenhagen with the consent of the headmaster of the university and the Ministry of Education. Since then it has been located in the Egyptological department, which is now part of the Carsten Niebuhr Department at the Institute of Cross-Cultural and Regional Studies. In 1954 Aksel Volten, keeper of the collection since 1943, was able to enlarge it substantially through new acquisitions, again with funds provided by the Carlsberg Foundation.

Trismegistos

An interdisciplinary portal of papyrological and epigraphical resources dealing with Egypt and the Nile valley between roughly 800 BC and AD 800 currently expanding its geographical scope to the Ancient World in general. Trismegistos is arguably one of the most important databases for papyrological research but is currently in danger of closing due to lack of funds. If you are able, please consider donating.

Yale University: Papyrus Collection at the Beinecke Rare Book and Manuscript Library

The homepage of the Yale Papyrus Collection at the Beinecke Rare Book and Manuscript Library provides a thorough introduction to the Yale collection and a searchable database of Yale's catalogued papyri. The database includes scanned images of many of the papyri. Yale recently introduced a new internal finding aid, FindIt, that works in parallel to the above link but often has more recent images and bibliography listed. Consider using Yale FindIt as well.

Zeitschrift für Papyrologie (Universität zu Köln) 

This site provides subscription and submission information for the ZPE journal, as well as article indices (PDF).