July 30, 2011

Who Wants to Help Decipher Ancient Papyri?

Katie Scott, Wired

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Hundreds of thousands of fragments of ancient papyri have been put online in a bid to crowd source translations.

The Egypt Exploration Society and Oxford University's Ancient Lives project has launched today and it is hoping to recruit "armchair archaeologists" to look through and catalogue the images of the papyri; and transcribe the text.

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TAGGED: Archaeology, Crowdsourcing


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