British Library Papyri now available online

The British Library is happy to announce the digitisation of a small group of particularly significant papyri. Available to view online, along with new catalogue entries, are:
Egerton Papyrus 2 (P. Lond. Christ. 1/P. Egerton 2, the Egerton Gospel):

Papyrus 1531 (P. Oxy. IV 654, fragment of the Gospel of Thomas):

Papyrus 2052 (P. Oxy. VIII 1073, fragment of the Old Latin Genesis):

Papyrus 2068 (P. Oxy. IX 1174, Sophocles, Ichneutae):

Papyrus 229 (P. Lond. I 229, Latin deed of a sale of a slave boy):

See also the announcement on our Medieval Manuscripts blog:

In the coming weeks, we expect to post online Papyrus 131, containing the Athenaion Politeia along with other texts, and the decorated binding of Papyrus 1442 (P. Lond. IV 1419), an eight-century codex containing a tax register.

Comments and feedback are very welcome, and we are particularly keen to hear from colleagues who are using the Digitised Manuscripts website in the classroom.

Cillian O’Hogan

Cillian O’Hogan | Curator of Classical and Byzantine Studies | The British Library
Tel. +44 (0)20 7412 7228
Twitter: @blmedieval

About Anna Foka

Dr. Anna Foka is an Associate Senior Lecturer at HUMlab. Her current research interests involve (but are not limited to) the relationship between classical tradition and contemporaneity, narratives of historical culture in mass media, and current perceptions of cultural heritage and historical culture. On her (very) spare time she enjoys playing computer games, discussing punk and science fiction archaeology, and reading retro entomology books.
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