Publication Details

Arabic Papyri : National Library of Egypt
البرديات العربية بدار الكتب المصرية

Language : العربية , En

Arabic Papyri: National Library of Egypt. Cairo: Dar Elkotob; Ministry of Communications and Information Technology; Bibliotheca Alexandrina. Center for Documentation of Cultural and Natural Heritage (CULTNAT), 2008.

Subject :
Manuscripts, Arabic (Papyri) -- Catalogs
Manuscripts -- Egypt -- Catalogs

The Arabic Papyrus collection at Dar al Kotob is indeed unique as it will reveal for the first time the handwriting of the people, rather than the eloquent drawing of scripts by professional calligraphers. Through out this catalogue of selected folios from the collection, we draw your attention to different script styles used by the locals. Culminating with an attempt to label or name these styles and date them. We feel that identifying them would greatly contribute in revealing, dating and understanding many other documents and holdings found in archives and libraries from around the world.