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Hundreds of thousands of papyrus fragments, retrieved 100 years ago from a dry rubbish dump in the Egyptian city of Oxyrhynchus, have been put online in a bid to crowdsource translations.
Visitors to the Ancient Lives website are shown an image of an extract and then you can click on a character in the image and then what you believe is the corresponding Greek character in a keyboard below.
Originally posted by Wrabbit2000
reply to post by Versa
Do you know anything about this whole thing? I mean are we literally translating documents that have not been translated in any way before this?
It's just hard to believe this hasn't been run through at least once or isn't just scanned in computers and simply corrected on less than 99% matches?
Anyone done this at all? I just want to know from someone whose done it that it's worth the time? Looks like it could actually be fun if REAL discovery is possible.