April 19, 2005
In the last few days, researchers have started unearthing the secrets of the Oxyrhynchus Papyri, a treasure trove of lost classical texts:
In the past four days alone, Oxford's classicists have used it to make a series of astonishing discoveries, including writing by Sophocles, Euripides, Hesiod and other literary giants of the ancient world, lost for millennia. They even believe they are likely to find lost Christian gospels, the originals of which were written around the time of the earliest books of the New Testament.
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