In 1896 there was no way that Grenfell and Hunt could have guessed just how enormous their discovery at Oxyrhynchus would become. I was just speaking with a friend the other day about my surprise when I had just recently learned than only 1-2% of the Oxyrhynchus fragments have been assembled and translated. Now, Oxford is looking for help to speed up this process. The article reads:
Now Oxford University is hunting for volunteers with a penchant for puzzles to help them speed up their study and decode the Greek letters.
But if the phrase ‘it’s all Greek to me’ seems apt, armchair archaeologists do not need to know a word of the classic language.
So what are you waiting for? Go help!