- an interactive introduction to the reading of Arabic documents

The "Arabic Papyrology School" offers you an easy, step by step introduction to methods that enable you to read and understand original Arabic documents, which give an insight into everyday life.
If you are a student of Arabic or a beginner in Oriental studies you will acquire the skills of recognizing specific scripts, formulas and vocabulary.
If you are a graduate in history, Arabic or Oriental studies you will enlarge your knowledge of palaeography, phraseology and vocabulary.
If you are just curious to know what the APS is about, please feel welcome as well!




See what APS offers you!

PROGRAM Start immediately with papyrus no 1! Meet Qurra ibn Sharîk, the Umayyad governor of Egypt, who demands taxes!
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