The Green Papyri and the Museum of the Bible

Roberta Mazza

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Through the discussion of the birth and development of the Green papyrus collection and its partial inclusion in the Museum of the Bible of Washington DC, this chapter addresses for the first time questions related to the development of papyrus collecting and publishing and their colonial roots. It shows that many collectors and academics are still following methods and practices embedded into the colonial past, and this constitutes a threat to the preservation of ancient manuscripts from Egypt. In conclusion, the author suggests how to move towards more responsible collecting and publishing.
Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationThe Museum of the Bible
Subtitle of host publicationA Critical Introduction
EditorsJill Hicks-Keaton, Cavan Concannon
PublisherFortress Academic
Number of pages35
ISBN (Electronic)9781978702837
ISBN (Print)9781978702844
Publication statusPublished - 1 Jun 2019


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