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

Hunt's 'Shopping List'

“2 half pint bottles.

Cartridges. ...

Revolver,

Bottle Ammonia.

Packet Alum. ...”

Excerpted items from A. S. Hunt’s list of requisites for the excavation. The list addressed questions of survival, science, and civilised values: Hunt found room amongst the chemicals for books ('Lucian I & II') and a pillow case.