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Rylands Papyri

[Funerary text: detail from a papyrus scroll (Hieroglyphic Papyrus 1[6]). detail from the Rylands Papyri Image Number JRL022683tr]

The University of Manchester Library holds one of the richest and most wide-ranging papyrus collections in Britain, including religious, devotional, literary and administrative texts. 

The images show some of the highlights of the collection. Newly digitised material will be added to Rylands Papyri as it becomes available.

The Library collection includes:

Several of the collections contain fragments on paper and parchment, as well as papyrus.

Papyri Collection Examples

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