Voyage of Hanno (Forgery) card

Courtesy of National Museums Liverpool, World Museum

Voyage of Hanno (Forgery)


Currently not on display


Small piece of papyrus mounted on calico. 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. Signed in ink by Simonides. Marked in pencil R. Back of fabric has in pencil '6 5/8 x 1 1/2' and in the centre at the top 'top'. Papyrus dimensions: 35 mm x 166 mm; calico fabric mount: 167 mm x 36 mm.