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[mass noun] The branch of study that deals with ancient papyri.
- ‘This summer school, organized by the Austrian National Library, will provide an introduction to Coptic papyrology in within its larger context in the fields of Egyptology, Classics, Ancient History, Early Christianity, and Archaeology.’
- ‘The aim of papyrology is the study of Greek and Latin papyri and ostraca; texts in the Egyptian language are left to the specialists within Egyptology.’
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