Have you seen this (stolen) papyrus?

Via Paleojudaica I learn that one of the Oxyrhynchus papyri has gone missing:

Papyrus Oxyrhynchus 187. P.Oxy.187, a circa AD 150 business letter of Irene.

Missing from Department of Classical Studies, University of Melbourne, Parkville, Australia since 1975

Jim adds:

 If you find the papyrus, please contact Dorothy.

I imagine the item has been removed through inadvertence, rather than by fraud, but it does highlight how museums are not the permanent repositories that we might think them to be.


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