Voyage of Hanno (Forgery) card

Voyage of Hanno (Forgery)


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Papyrus mounted on card Inscribed in Greek text in 1860 by Constantine Simonides; which he described as being an account of the voyage of Hanno, the 5th/6th century BC Carthagian navigator. The papyrus is most likely ancient but the text is a modern forgery. Dimensions of the papyrus 320 mm x 180 mm; dimensions of the card 340 mm x 243 mm. Marked in pencil G.