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Papyrology: Websites

Resources for research in papyrology in the Lee Library and elsewhere

Websites dealing with Papyrology

American Society of Papyrologists

APIS (Advanced Papyrological Information System)

A collections-based repository hosting information about and images of papyrological materials (e.g. papyri, ostraca, wood tablets, etc) located in collections around the world.

Arabic Papyrology Database

Association Internationale de Papyrologues = International Association of Papyrologists

Bulletin of Online Emendations to Papyri (Ruprecht-Karls-Universität Heidelberg)

The Collaborative Database of Dateable Greek Bookhands (CDDGB)

Catalog of objectively dated Greek manuscripts written in a literary script between 0-899 CE. In time, manuscripts from earlier centuries will be included as well.

Duke Databank of Documentary Papyri (via Perseus)

Non-literary papyri, Greek and Latin, from the Ptolemaic and Roman periods.

Duke Papyrus Archive

Texts about and images of nearly 1400 papyri from ancient Egypt.

The International Society for Arabic Papyrology

Checklist of Arabic Documents produced by International Society for Arabic Papyrology.


PapPal facilitates the study of ancient writing by collecting images of dated papyri. Its aim is to illustrate the development and diversity of ancient scripts, and to assist in dating undated texts.

Site dedicated to the study of ancient papyrological documents. Includes ability to search multiple databases at once.


This is a paid database. Off-campus users will need to authenticate.

An interdisciplinary portal of papyrological and epigraphical resources dealing with Egypt and the Nile valley between roughly 800 BC and AD 800. Includes sections on texts, collections, archives, people, places, and bibliography. Includes the Leuven Database of Ancient Books Online.

What's New in Papyrology

Papyrology blog.

Websites of Papyrological Collections and Centers

Berliner Papyrusdatenbank

Bibliothèque de Genève

The Center for the Study of New Testament Manuscripts

Centre for the Study of Ancient Documents

The Centre's Vindolanda Tablets project

Ductus (Papyrological portal for Spain)

Fondation Martin Bodmer

Harvard College. Houghton Library

Heidelberger Gesamtverzeichnis der griechischen Papyrusurkunden Ägyptens

Institut de Papyrologie de la Sorbonne

Istituto Papirologico Girolamo Vitelli

Luther College Orlando W. Qualley Papyrus Collection

Österreichische Nationalbibliothek Papyrussammlung

The Papyrussammlung catalog

Oxyrhynchus Online

Papyri Bonionensis

Das Papyrus-Portal Deutschland

Das Papyrus-Projekt Halle-Jena-Leipzig

Papyrus-Sammlung in Köln

Princeton University

PSI Online

Ruprecht-Karls-Universität Heidelberg, Zentrum für Altertumswissenschaften

The Schøyen Collection (one of the largest private manuscript collections in the world)

Università di Lecce Centro di Studi Papirologici

Access to the Center's Archive.

Universität Gießen

Université de Paris IV (Sorbonne)

Universiteit Leiden (Papyrological Institute)

Universiteitsbibliotheek Gent

University of California, Berkeley. Bancroft Library

University of Chicago Oriental Institute

Digital Publications of the Oriental Institute

University of Copenhagen Carlsberg Collection

University of Groningen

University of Michigan

Online exhibit about the University of Michigan collection.

University of Utah

Washington University

Yale University. Beinecke Rare Book & Manuscript Library

HathiTrust Digital Library

HathiTrust Digital Library is a collection approaching 17 million volumes of searchable books, journals, and government documents, including around 7 million available as full-text online.

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