The Arabic Papyrology Database

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Last updated: 8/9/23

The Arabic Papyrology Database is a tool that gives access to editions of and research on pre-modern Arabic documents written on papyrus, parchment, paper, etc., an often untapped treasure for almost every aspect of the Islamicate World from the 7th up to the 16th century CE. The APD comprises a total of 13377 documents. It is continuously enlarged.

The Arabic Papyrology Database is the first digital compilation of Arabic documents on papyrus, parchment, paper, etc. It is a non-commercial project running under the patronage of the International Society for Arabic Papyrology (ISAP) and a partner of the Trismegistos metadata project of Greek, Demotic, Coptic, Arabic, etc. documents. Access is free via the Internet.

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