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Egyptian papyri

Egyptian Papyri Discovery at Luther

Apr. 9, 2014

by Joel Elowsky with Michael Glerup

A sophomore from Luther College in Decorah, Iowa recently discovered papyri in a collection of the papers of their former dean of the college. Of particular interest for the CEAC was the discovery of a libellus which dates to the time of the Decian persecutions in the mid 3rd century.  According to the College's website, the libellus "bears the name of Aurelius Ammon, a servant of the well-attested Aurelius Appianus, a leading citizen of Alexandria, Egypt. It declares that Aurelius Ammon has sacrificed “in accordance with the orders” of the emperor." To see the full story, follow this link.