|Presented By||University of Oxford|
|Goal||Help scientists learn more about Greco-Romans in ancient Egypt.|
|Task||Transcribe ancient papyri texts from Greco-Roman Egypt|
Ancient Lives allows citizen scientists to help transcribe ancient papyri texts from Greco-Roman Egypt. The data gathered will help scholars reveal new knowledge of the literature, culture, and lives of Greco-Romans in ancient Egypt.
The 1,000 year old transcripts were originally found by researchers in 1896 in the city of Oxrhynchus, often called the ‘City of the Sharp-Nosed Fish’. Over the next decade, over 500,000 fragments of papyri were uncovered and the collections stands today as largely unstudied. That is why Ancient Lives needs your help to measure fragments and transcribe Ancient Greek characters.
The project is a collaboration between researchers at Oxford University and several other international groups.
|How to Join|
A computer with Internet access.
|Ideal Age Group||Elementary school (6 - 10 years), Middle school (11 - 13 years), High school (14 - 17 years), College, Graduate students, Adults, Families|
|Spend the Time||indoors|
|Type of Activity||Exclusively online|
|Tags||History, Transcribe, transcribing, transcription, words, zooniverse|
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pamela 12/15/2016This is very challenging but good if college level students like codes and figuring them out.
nkasuboske 12/15/2016Students enrolled in a US History class would benefit from seeing samples and having the ability to transcribe and measure the samples - great resource to share with the Social Studies Department. There are tutorials available and provide an interactive step-by-step guide to using Ancient Lives.
jred8987 12/15/2016A little difficult to participate in
Debra (sunny) Turner 12/15/2016To understand our present we have to go back to the past. How people lived. and how it impacts us now.
lunarangelcm 12/15/2016I like that we get to analyze real ancient writings to find out how they used to live back then. The interactive nature of it would also lead to a lot of great group work.
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