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Oxyrhynchus: Arabic manuscripts

Oxyrhynchus was occupied into the Islamic period; it has the Arabic name Bahnasa, and is still inhabited today. Many manuscripts written with Arabic texts have been found. In the Petrie Museum there are about a hundred fragmentary manuscripts, on both papyrus- and cloth-paper, from the 1922 excavations; funding from the Friends of UCL in 2003 has provided for their conservation, to enable them to be studied and translated.

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