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Via Lindsay Powell on Twitter, an informative and fascinating post about the Ramesseum papyri at the British Museum. Making more of this sort of stuff available online is really exiting, I think.

Opening up an ancient Egyptian library « British Museum blog:

The British Museum’s Online research catalogue format offered a marvellous tool for this visual presentation, especially as it is linked to the collections database with its descriptions and bibliographies. Unlike a print catalogue it is continually updatable (and it needs to be: in May I am in Geneva to examine a new doctoral thesis by Pierre Meyrat on the previously untranslated magical texts in the library). Many of the fragments have not been fully published, some have never been published in photographs before, so this format will open up the library for study – as a whole and for the first time in its modern history.