Detail map of Durham, North Carolina, United States,Berkeley, California, United States,Ann Arbor, Michigan, United States,Manhattan, New York, New York, United States,Princeton, New Jersey, United States,New Haven, Connecticut, United States

A: Durham, North Carolina, United States, B: Berkeley, California, United States, C: Ann Arbor, Michigan, United States, D: Manhattan, New York, New York, United States, E: Princeton, New Jersey, United States, F: New Haven, Connecticut, United States

Over 500,000 Egyptian Papyri Survived in 2002


In spite of the immense loss of information over the centuries, in 2002 there were about 45,000 Egyptian papyri, including fragments, in six institutional libraries and museums in the United States. (Athena Review, 2, no. 2). The main U.S. holders of papyri were Duke University, University of California at Berkeley, University of Michigan, Columbia, Yale, and Princeton. It was estimated that there are about 500,000 unpublished papyri preserved elsewhere. Other major institutional collections of papyri were the University of Heidelberg, University of Oxford, University of Lecce, and the University of Copenhagen.

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