Papyrus Oxyrhynchus 290

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Papyrus Oxyrhynchus 290 (P. Oxy. 290 or P. Oxy. II 290) is a fragment of a Work on Embankments, in Greek. It was discovered in Oxyrhynchus. The manuscript was written on papyrus in the form of a sheet. It was written between 83-84. Currently it is housed in the University Museum (E 2761) of the University of Pennsylvania in Philadelphia.[1]


The measurements of the fragment are 278 by 910 mm. The document is mutilated.[2]

The document was written by an unknown author. It contains a Work on Embankments.[1][2]

This papyrus was discovered by Grenfell and Hunt in 1897 in Oxyrhynchus. The text was published by Grenfell and Hunt in 1899.[2]

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  1. ^ a b P. Oxy. 290 at the Oxyrhynchus Online
  2. ^ a b c Grenfell, B. P.; Hunt, A. S. (1898). Oxyrhynchus Papyri II. London: Egypt Exploration Fund. pp. 288–290.

 This article incorporates text from a publication now in the public domainB. P. Grenfell; A. S. Hunt (1899). Oxyrhynchus Papyri II. London: Egypt Exploration Fund.