The Advanced Papyrological Information System (APIS)

The University of Michigan contributed to the joint project called APIS (Advanced Papyrological Information System) from 1993 until its conclusion in 2013. The complete APIS database can still be found at, but we at the University of Michigan continue to update and add to our in-house database of papyri, containing detailed information on each inventoried papyrus in our collection.

  • Search APIS at Michigan

    Search The University of Michigan's papyrus collection via our APIS search page. Find images and details about nearly every papyrus in our collection.

  • Search which includes all APIS records

    Search the complete APIS database, as well as the Duke Databank of Documentary Papyri (DDbDP), the Heidelberger Gesamtverzeichnis der griechischen Papyrusurkunden Ägyptens (HGV), Bibliographie Papyrologique (BP), and links to Trismegistos.

  • View the APIS Conservation Guidelines

    A comprehensive look at the methods and materials used for the conservation of papyrus. Written by University of Michigan conservator Leyla Lau-Lamb.

  • Learn More About APIS

    APIS was a joint project between several universities, providing a large database of papyri with images, descriptions, and much more information. Learn more about the participating universities and the APIS project itself.


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Last modified: 10/01/2014