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Egypt Exploration Society

working in Egypt for 125 years

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The Graeco-Roman Branch

Expeditions in 1893-97 by Bernard Grenfell and Arthur Hunt to Graeco-Roman sites in the Fayyum and at Oxyrhynchus led to the foundation of the Graeco-Roman Branch to excavate and publish Greek and Roman documents found in Egypt. Between 1898 and 1907 Grenfell and Hunt spent virtually every winter in Egypt excavating, and brought back thousands of fragments of papyri, the publication of which still engages the time and effort of many scholars. 1998, the centenary of the first publication of this work, was marked by a British Academy symposium whose papers have been published as GRM 93 (2007) Oxyrhynchus: a City and its Texts.

For further information on the current work and publications of the Graeco-Roman branch of the Society, go to The Oxyrhynchus Papyri.

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