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  • Goldener Reiter auf blau-gelbem Papier
    Crescent moon over the Nile
    Current special exhibition at the Papyrus Museum
  • Löchriges Blatt Papyrus, Zeichnungen vom Totengericht
    Egyptian Book of the Dead
    The oldest object from the holdings of the Austrian National Library
  • Löchriges Blatt Papyrus
    Xenophon, Hellenica
    Greek history

Research facility of global renown

With 180,000 objects, the Department of Papyri of the Austrian National Library is one of the largest and most important collections of ancient manuscripts in the world. It holds texts written on papyrus and other writing material of former times such as parchment, ostraca, leather and wood panels. Every one of our objects is a unique original document from ancient times. A representative selection is to be seen at the » Papyrus Museum.

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