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Calling All Egyptology Geeks: Help Decipher Ancient Papyri

By Veronique Greenwood | July 29, 2011 12:43 pm

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Sometimes you need a little help from your friends. Taking a leaf from reCaptcha‘s book, archaeologists from the Egypt Exploration Society and Oxford University have taken a voluminous store of ancient Egyptian papyri online in a bid to have web users transcribe the fragments, which come from a lost city known to its inhabitants as the City of the Sharp-Nosed Fish.

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