Arthur Verhoogt

Arthur Verhoogt is Arthur F. Thurnau Professor and Professor of Papyrology and Greek in the Department of Classical Studies of the University of Michigan. He earned his PhD at the University of Leiden in 1997 and came to Michigan in 2001. He is the author of several papyrus editions and historical studies that deal with Egypt in the Hellenistic and Roman periods.

Gods and Grapes in Granaries C65 and C123 by Alexandra Creola

During the course of the past several weeks, I have been investigating granary C65 at Karanis. My work has involved using plans, drawings, preliminary reports, archival photographs, and objects housed in the Kelsey Museum to study the complexity of this building. How can we understand C65 within the wider context of other granaries in the …

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Three Cups

Alexandra Creola and Mollie Fox are recording and photographing three cups (or bowls) in the collections of the Kelsey Museum. These ceramic artifacts were found in the same room in Granary C65. They offer evidence of different clays, surface treatments, and production methods in vessels of similar size. Examination of artifacts from this structure is just beginning … many …

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Wooden Jars

Emily Lime and Caitlin Clerkin look at wooden jars in the collections of the Kelsey Museum. Several of these jars were found in House C137. They hope to learn something about the wooden material, manufacturing techniques, their use, and contents.  

Materials from House C137 by Caitlin Clerkin

In my work within the Karanis Collaboratory, I’ve focused on material from house C137. I’ve been working to unite information from object autopsy, object records, archival photographs, and plans, with the goals of (a) better understanding the finds (and their contexts) from this house and (b) creating more complete records of C137 and its contents, in order to better …

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