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Oxyrhynchus: A City and its Texts, Virtual Exhibition: Introduction

Excavation notebook, second season: 1902/3

Grenfell and Hunt left Oxyrhynchus at the end of their first season’s work there in April 1897, and they did not return there until February 1903. A little notebook records their work in that second season appears to be the only survivor of its type. They must have compiled similar notes every season, and the loss of these is particularly to be regretted because a feature of this little book is the packing inventory, which has been vital in understanding the inventory-number system Grenfell and Hunt bequeathed to us and in establishing links between different parts of the collection.