Image of Greek papyrus

Invitation to a Serapis dinner

Global News watchers may have been pleasantly surprised to see our own Katherine Kalsbeek, acting head of Rare Books and Special Collections, on T.V. yesterday evening. Two pieces of papyri dating back to Roman-age Egypt about 1,800 years ago that had previously been uncatalogued have now been rediscovered by UBC scholars, and Global News was as excited about it as we are! The papyri scraps consist of a reminder for a dinner invitation and a letter from a young man to his mother; both are written in Greek. You can read more about the rediscovery of these great pieces in the RBSC collection and watch the coverage on Global News.

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