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PAPYRI UNIVERSITATIS CRETENSIS
The University through the Workshop has been granted permission to own a small papyrus collection (Ministry of Culture/25th Ephorate of Prehistoric and Classical Antiquities Permit No. ///2/25/19305/1747, 13-2-2001).
The collection, housed in the Workshop, was acquired by the Department of Philology in 1980 (four documentary papyri, of which two are Greek of the Ptolemaic period, one Coptic and one Arabic, thanks to B.G. Mandilaras' suggestion and N. Panayiotakis' support) and in 1998 (a number of papyri written in Greek and dated in the Ptolemaic period).
Nikos Litinas has undertaken their restoration, digital reproduction, and publication.

ARCHIVE OF INSCRIPTIONS OF THE RETHYMNON PREFECTURE
The project began in 1998 and was funded for one academic year by the Research Committee of the University of Crete. It was carried out by Yannis Tzifopoulos and the then graduate students Stavroula Oikonomou and Niki Spanou with the co-operation of the 25th Ephorate of Prehistoric and Classical Antiquities and the archaeologists Maria Andreadaki-Vlazaki, Irini Gavrilaki, Nota Karamaliki and Eva Tegou. The purpose of the project was the creation of a complete dossier of the surviving inscriptions of the Rethymnon Prefecture through a systematic search on site and in the storerooms of Museums where inscriptions from the Prefecture are housed. The project was completed in 2001 and an Archive of photographs and squeezes of all the Greek, Latin and Early Christian inscriptions found within the Prefecture of Rethymnon is now in the Workshop, as well as an electronic database of the relevant information for each inscription.
The results and prospects of the project were presented at the 9th International Cretological Conference, Elounda 1-7 October 2001.