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Sale of a Female Donkey for 600 drachmas
A.D. 204

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Sale of a Female Donkey for 600 drachmas
AD 204
Roman Period Egypt
(Source: The British Museum)

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Written in Greek, the above is a contract for the sale of a female ass between two citizens of Alexandria, dated 204 a.d., the animal being sold for 600 drachmae, 24- lines plus 4- line autograph attestation in capital letters signed by Apollonius (Oxy.P.1707). This comes from the vast hoard of papyri excavated by Oxford University in 1896-1907 at Oxyrhynchus, of the west of the Nile near the modern town of Behnesa, about 120 miles from Cairo. The town had been well-known in the early Christian period for its churches and monasteries. The excavations furnished some of the most important and celebrated papyri ever found.

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THEOI GREEK MYTHOLOGY, Exploring Mythology & the Greek Gods in Classical Literature & Art

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Greek Mythology, the Greek Gods, Heroes & Fabulous Creatures : Illustrated biographies of characters from Greek mythology & religion, with quotes from classical texts and pictures from ancient art.

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INTERNATIONAL APPEAL BY GREEK ARCHAEOLOGISTS (GR VERSION)

A 57'' spot to support the international campaign by S.E.A. (Greek Archaeologists Association) against the IMF / E.U. cuts in Culture ( in GREECE -and not on...

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Dion - The Religious Centre of ancient Macedonians in Macedonia (Northern Greece)

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Sanctuary of Demeter in Dion (Photo from the Greek Mag.

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The Celestial Computers of Ancient Greece | Truthout

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The Celestial Computers of Ancient Greece | Truthout: http://t.co/Te1V7dfn via @AddThis...

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Creta, el descubrimiento de Cnosos · nationalgeographic.com.es · Grandes reportajes

Creta, el descubrimiento de Cnosos · nationalgeographic.com.es · Grandes reportajes | Classical Geek | Scoop.it
A mediados del siglo XIX, los orígenes de la la antigua Grecia estaban envueltos en la oscuridad o, en todo caso, en el mito. Por entonces, la historia de Grecia solía empezarse con la primera Olimpiada (776 a.
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Greece to allow advertising on ancient monuments | A Blog About History - History News

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Greece's culture ministry has annuonced that it will be offering up some archaeological sites for advertising opportunities. The ministry says the move is (Thoughts from the Twitterverse?

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The Treasures of Ancient Greece - Today's Commodities - Argophilia Travel News

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Argophilia Travel NewsThe Treasures of Ancient Greece - Today's CommoditiesArgophilia Travel NewsFrom legends of gods such as Zeus and Theseus to rumours of hidden plunder stashed away in the countryside by the likes of Alexander the Great and the...

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The ancient theatres of western Greece

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During antiquity, at least half a dozen theaters in the Aitoloakarnania district in western Greece used to attract crowds thirsting for drama performances. Today most of them, along with surrounding archaeological sites, lie largely unattended; some have not even been excavated at all.


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